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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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2,844 participants 66,545 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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Large Oakblue caterpillar Chathura Udayanga 1 0 Large Oakblue caterpillar
Veery Maria dB 1 2 Veery
Preocular Blind Snake dandoucette 1 2 Preocular Blind Snake
Imperial Moth Leonardo Castro 2 1 Imperial Moth
Winged Stick Insect - Male AlbertKang 1 0 Winged Stick Insect - Male
Blue-winged Kookaburra armadeus.4 1 0 Blue-winged Kookaburra
Butterfly Muckpuk 1 1 Butterfly
Planthopper Deepti S 1 0 Planthopper
Leafhopper Deepti S 1 0 Leafhopper
Common Gull Butterfly SukanyaDatta 1 1 Common Gull Butterfly
Brown Goshawk armadeus.4 1 0 Brown Goshawk
California Boxthorn CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 California Boxthorn
Barn swallow LucyJingyuLiu 1 0 Barn swallow
Honey Bee, on Cucumber Male Flower DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Honey Bee, on Cucumber Male Flower
Spotting AntónioGinjaGinja 1 2 Spotting
Blue Sprite Chathura Udayanga 1 0 Blue Sprite
Common blue damselfly JackGraham 1 0 Common blue damselfly
calamaria reed snake KarthikAk 1 0 calamaria reed snake
Spotting AntónioGinjaGinja 1 0 Spotting
Coreopsis (aka Tickseed) Neil Ross 1 3 Coreopsis (aka Tickseed)
Giant Grasshopper naross 1 0 Giant Grasshopper
Spotting SisirBanga 1 0 Spotting
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
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Cretan Wall Lizard Paul Davis 1 0 Cretan Wall Lizard
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Tachinid Fly Ingrid3 1 0 Tachinid Fly
Green Marsh Hawk arun roy 1 0 Green Marsh Hawk
Cabbage Butterfly AntónioGinjaGinja 1 0 Cabbage Butterfly
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European roe deer Paul Davis 1 0 European roe deer
Lesser kestrel SofiXoto 1 0 Lesser kestrel
Plume Moth ToshimiDowaki 1 2 Plume Moth
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Curly-tailed Lizard Paul Davis 1 2 Curly-tailed Lizard
Bird of paradise ChristosMaroulis 1 0 Bird of paradise
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