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Johan Heyns

Johan Heyns

Just an amateur photographer and observer of things around me. Record it all, not just the extraordinary!

Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa

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Animals with Warning Colors
877 participants
1,564 spottings
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Animals with Warning Colors

Many animals use colors in the opposite way of camouflage. They have bright colors wich make them highly ...

Snakes of the World
1,956 participants
4,815 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of the World

A mission to document the beautiful snakes species from around the world.

Amphibians of the World
2,395 participants
7,421 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

Lethal fungi, habitat loss, and predators have caused severe declines in amphibian populations around the world. ...

National Geographic's Great Nature Project
2,844 participants
66,545 spottings
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National Geographic's Great ...

National Geographic is urging everyone to get outside to explore nature. Participants are asked to contribute ...

Aloes of Southern Africa
38 participants
37 spottings
Plants

Aloes of Southern Africa

Tracking and documenting the biology of memebers of the genus Aloe of Southern Africa. The genus is native to ...

Snakes of South Africa
33 participants
68 spottings
Reptiles

Snakes of South Africa

Share your photos of snakes from all over South Africa. Add descriptive notes about where you made your discovery ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
683 participants
2,672 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

With cat like grace, agility and Teddy Bearish charms bellying their formidable predatory instincts, the jumping ...

Parental care in insects and other invertebrates
517 participants
306 spottings
Arthropods

Parental care in insects and ...

[PLEASE READ the instructions under Overview first!*]. Did you know that some of the lesser creatures engage in ...

The Hoppers
860 participants
4,277 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

This is not for jumping organisms! This mission is focusing on the Auchenorrhyncha suborder (Free-living ...

Eggs of the World
1,352 participants
2,224 spottings
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Eggs of the World

Nothing is more symbolic to life in this world than the egg. Like wildlife itself, eggs come in all shapes and ...

Beetles!
631 participants
9,806 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

Beetles are the most diverse group of organisms on Earth. They are found on six continents in almost every ...

Fynbos of Western Cape
18 participants
226 spottings
Plants

Fynbos of Western Cape

The Cape Floral Kingdom (containing the Fynbos) is one of the world's six floral kingdoms. It contains over 8500 ...

Rhinos of The World
96 participants
132 spottings
Mammals

Rhinos of The World

This mission is dedicated to all Rhino's of the World. The objective is to raise awareness for the rhino horn ...

Moths of the World
2,982 participants
40,676 spottings
Arthropods

Moths of the World

Moths? Yes: a world of sphinxes, hawks, owls, tigers, and scary eyes, all waiting for you outside your door. In ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,931 participants
12,482 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

Dragonflies and damselflies are agile insects of the order Odonata. With a worldwide distribution and over 5,000 ...

The Color Blue
2,539 participants
5,817 spottings
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The Color Blue

There are so many incredible animals in the color blue. However, at the same time, they are few when considering ...

Nature in Yellow
2,418 participants
12,580 spottings
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Nature in Yellow

It would be so interesting to see all the yellow flowers, fruits, insects, animals of the world.

Signs of Wildlife
2,963 participants
6,025 spottings
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Signs of Wildlife

If you look carefully, there are signs of wildlife everywhere. From subtle animal tracks and abandoned spider ...

The Color Red
5,847 participants
14,940 spottings
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The Color Red

The color red is a bold color that represents passion. We would like to create a collection of wildlife images ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,934 participants
8,980 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

This mission is to document the incredible architectural abilities of animals from all genera.

Orthoptera in southern Africa
20 participants
66 spottings
Arthropods

Orthoptera in southern Africa

lets catalogue all the crickets, katydids, grasshoppers and locusts in central, southern Africa. We'll aim to ...

Global Flight
1,347 participants
16,808 spottings
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Global Flight

To create a magnificent collection of images of your favourite fliers. Not just birds, but bats, insects, even ...

Beetles of Pretoria and Jo'burg
11 participants
39 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles of Pretoria and Jo'burg

Beetles of Pretoria and Johannesburg.

ANTS!!!!
283 participants
612 spottings
Arthropods

ANTS!!!!

there are apparently 22000 species of ants. lets get to it!!

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,383 participants
5,712 spottings
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Mimetic Animals of the World

One of the most striking survival strategies of animals is mimicking their environment. Mimetism can be used for ...

Captive Animals
2,470 participants
12,372 spottings
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Captive Animals

While we are all so focused on animals in nature, we ignore the fact theres wildlife in our own zoos. edit: I ...

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,512 participants
3,325 spottings
Arthropods

The Lost Ladybug Project

Across North America ladybug species distribution is changing. We're asking you to join us in finding out where ...

Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa
138 participants
3,323 spottings
Birds

Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa has impressive and beautiful birds and this mission will allow us to share and document our spottings in ...

Picudos. Weevils
82 participants
378 spottings
Arthropods

Picudos. Weevils

En esta misión se pueden incluir todos los picudos. El Picudo rojo es la plaga más preocupante actualmente en las ...

Flies!
490 participants
5,276 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

Flies are everywhere and quite frankly, I think they get a bad rap! Yes some can eat disgusting things, annoy you ...

Reptiles of the World
1,153 participants
9,676 spottings
Reptiles

Reptiles of the World

To document reptiles found around the world.

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,416 participants
11,345 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

Insects are the most important pollinators of flowering plants (Angiosperms). They are very valuable for humans, ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,209 participants
44,724 spottings
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WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity

Millions of city-dwellers walk their local streets every day, but many overlook the multitude of animals and ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,010 participants
4,412 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

This mission is to document the food habits of animals from all genera.

Birds of the World
12,774 participants
104,316 spottings
Birds

Birds of the World

There are over 10,000 living species of birds on the planet. They can be found in ecosystems across the globe, ...

International Spider Survey
3,900 participants
19,238 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

Spiders are air-breathing arthropods that have eight legs. The International Society of Arachnology is the ...

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,499 participants
75,904 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired artistic ...

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