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National Geographic's Great Nature Project

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

Take and upload a photo of a plant, animal, or any other living thing you come across to help us compile the world’s largest collection of nature photos.

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project
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2,845 participants 66,562 spottings

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute photos of any species they come across with the goal of building a global snapshot of biodiversity.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project

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Amazon Lily AgnesAdiqueTalavera 1 0 Amazon Lily
Garlic Mustard AdamGrau 1 0 Garlic Mustard
Sulphur shelf Jae 1 2 Sulphur shelf
Small Green Bee eater surekha 1 0 Small Green Bee eater
Beaked Twig Gall Wasp CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Beaked Twig Gall Wasp
Mediterranean scorpion MikeUnderwater 1 0 Mediterranean scorpion
Red wood ant sintija.valucka 1 0 Red wood ant
Cretan Wall Lizard Paul Davis 1 0 Cretan Wall Lizard
Snout Moth Arun Roy 1 0 Snout Moth
Mediterranean checkered scorpion GeorgeNanos 1 0 Mediterranean checkered scorpion
Tachinid Fly Ingrid3 1 0 Tachinid Fly
Green Marsh Hawk arun roy 1 0 Green Marsh Hawk
Cabbage Butterfly AntónioGinjaGinja 1 0 Cabbage Butterfly
Purple-rumped Sunbird SukanyaDatta 2 0 Purple-rumped Sunbird
European roe deer Paul Davis 1 0 European roe deer
Lesser kestrel SofiXoto 1 0 Lesser kestrel
Plume Moth ToshimiDowaki 1 2 Plume Moth
Curly-tailed Lizard Paul Davis 1 2 Curly-tailed Lizard
Bird of paradise ChristosMaroulis 1 0 Bird of paradise
Jumping spider ravi.harry5972 1 1 Jumping spider
carao or sandal tree Manuel Víquez Carazo 1 0 carao or sandal tree
Orange Shield Bug alxmb 1 0 Orange Shield Bug
Pink shower tree, pink cassia, pride of Java. Manuel Víquez Carazo 1 0 Pink shower tree, pink cassia, pride of Java.
Toad Bug Leonardo Castro 1 1 Toad Bug
White-backed Vulture AryaMansourzadeh 1 2 White-backed Vulture
Wasp FaredinAliyevski 1 1 Wasp
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Spotting Alan Cajes 1 0 Spotting
Spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Spotting
Antarctic Beech Neil Ross 1 0 Antarctic Beech
Snapdragons KdonGalay 1 0 Snapdragons
American planetree Jae 1 1 American planetree
Star of Bethlehem mauna Kunzah 1 2 Star of Bethlehem
Scorzonera crocifolia (Σκορτσονέρα η κροκόφυλλη) ChristosMaroulis 1 1 Scorzonera crocifolia (Σκορτσονέρα η κροκόφυλλη)
Downy woodpecker Maria dB 1 0 Downy woodpecker
Bald cypress Maria dB 2 1 Bald cypress
Judas tree (Κουτσουπιά) ChristosMaroulis 2 3 Judas tree (Κουτσουπιά)
Black caiman Alan Cajes 1 2 Black caiman
Longleaf pine Maria dB 1 1 Longleaf pine
Jurinea mollis ChristosMaroulis 2 4 Jurinea mollis
Egyptian Locust (Ανακρίδιο το Αιγύπτιο) ChristosMaroulis 2 2 Egyptian Locust (Ανακρίδιο το Αιγύπτιο)
Manatee Tree Snail Machi 1 3 Manatee Tree Snail
Artist's bracket Jae 2 1 Artist's bracket
Tinder fungus Marek Koszorek 1 1 Tinder fungus
caterpillar dandoucette 1 1 caterpillar
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Keeled Skimmer XristosSallas 2 0 Keeled Skimmer
Orange Paper Wasp JackGraham 1 3 Orange Paper Wasp
Ferruginous Duck IvanPancic 1 0 Ferruginous Duck

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