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Mari du Preez

Mari du Preez

Love bird-watching. Most of my shots are taken with my Canon 70D and a Sigma 18-250mm or Sigma 60-600mm lenses.

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

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National Geographic's Great Nature Project
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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 ...

Jumping Spiders of the World
694 participants
2,789 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
1,012 participants
4,432 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
2,399 participants
7,482 spottings
Amphibians

Amphibians of the World

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

Beetles!
634 participants
10,067 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
1,418 participants
11,666 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
3,018 participants
41,305 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
1,387 participants
5,740 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
1,733 participants
13,175 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
1,136 participants
6,184 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
4,942 participants
12,601 spottings
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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
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 ...

Flies!
496 participants
5,426 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
8,524 participants
77,631 spottings
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Butterflies & Moths of the World

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

Global Flight
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16,889 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
6,099 participants
28,890 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!
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6,467 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
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12,653 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
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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
866 participants
4,333 spottings
Arthropods

The Hoppers

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

International Spider Survey
3,926 participants
19,629 spottings
Arthropods

International Spider Survey

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

The Color Blue
2,540 participants
5,859 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
5,557 participants
3,340 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
1,025 participants
1,637 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
2,951 participants
9,131 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
5,857 participants
15,018 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
2,473 participants
12,348 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
12,819 participants
104,974 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
7,222 participants
45,348 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
138 participants
3,345 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 ...

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