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Mari du Preez

Mari du Preez

Love bird-watching. Most of my shots are taken with my Canon EF 100 mm macro lens and the trusty old Canon EFS 55-250 mm.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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

Jumping Spiders of the World
665 participants
2,550 spottings
Arthropods

Jumping Spiders of the World

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

Asilidae of South Africa
6 participants
6 spottings
Arthropods

Asilidae of South Africa

The Asilidae are a family in the order Diptera, the true flies. The common name for members of the family is the ...

Hunters & Animal Food Habits
1,006 participants
4,366 spottings
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Hunters & Animal Food Habits

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

Amphibians of the World
2,382 participants
7,347 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Beetles!
620 participants
9,656 spottings
Arthropods

Beetles!

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

Cranes of Eastern USA
159 participants
95 spottings
Birds

Cranes of Eastern USA

Cranes can be found on 5 continents and in the cultural traditions, mythology, and folklore of many cultures. A ...

Pollinating Insects of the World
1,407 participants
11,037 spottings
Arthropods

Pollinating Insects of the World

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

Moths of the World
2,905 participants
39,463 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 ...

Mimetic Animals of the World
1,369 participants
5,629 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 ...

Backyard Habitats of the World
1,586 participants
9,917 spottings
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Backyard Habitats of the World

Some of the most remarkable nature and wildlife can be seen right in your own backyard! The focus of this mission ...

Fruiting Bodies of the World
1,129 participants
5,786 spottings
Plants

Fruiting Bodies of the World

This mission is about mapping all the different kinds of fruiting bodies around the world. This doesn't ...

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies
4,899 participants
12,055 spottings
Arthropods

Global Dragonflies & Damselflies

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

Rhinos of The World
97 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 ...

Flies!
478 participants
5,117 spottings
Arthropods

Flies!

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

Butterflies & Moths of the World
8,428 participants
73,833 spottings
Arthropods

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Global Flight
1,340 participants
16,762 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 ...

Mushroom Mapping
5,989 participants
28,313 spottings
Fungi

Mushroom Mapping

Mushroom ecology is a pivotal orientation point for exploring urban systems. Help us gather important data and ...

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 ...

NWF: Watch for Wildlife!
1,146 participants
6,401 spottings
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NWF: Watch for Wildlife!

We here at the National Wildlife Federation are celebrating our 74th annual National Wildlife Week! This year we ...

Nature in Yellow
2,406 participants
12,417 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.

2012 Best Wildlife Photo
1,254 participants
12,913 spottings
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2012 Best Wildlife Photo

We're calling for your best wildlife photos. This featured mission is open to all members from all over the world ...

The Hoppers
841 participants
4,120 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

International Spider Survey
3,844 participants
18,834 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

The Color Blue
2,522 participants
5,715 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 ...

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 ...

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

Beetles of Pretoria and Jo'burg

Beetles of Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The Lost Ladybug Project
5,477 participants
3,289 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 ...

Symbiotic Relationships
1,012 participants
1,586 spottings
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Symbiotic Relationships

Symbiosis is close and often long-term interaction between different biological species. There are many example of ...

Nests, hives, bowers, webs & other animal architecture
2,905 participants
8,867 spottings
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Nests, hives, bowers, webs & ...

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

The Color Red
5,822 participants
14,700 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 ...

Captive Animals
2,466 participants
12,367 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 ...

Birds of the World
12,708 participants
103,218 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, ...

WILD Cities: Urban Biodiversity
7,170 participants
43,348 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 ...

Birds of Sub-Saharan Africa
131 participants
3,199 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 ...

Asilidae of South Africa
6 participants
6 spottings
Arthropods

Asilidae of South Africa

The Asilidae are a family in the order Diptera, the true flies. The common name for members of the family is the ...