Get Started

1
See It.

Get outside and start spotting living things. Mammals, birds, plants, insects—they all count.

2
Snap It.

Snap a photo of each living thing you spot.

3
Upload It.

Create an account and upload your photos to the Great Nature Project website.

Your photos will be added to the Great Nature Project photo stream and contribute to a global database of biodiversity. As a part of the project, you will be able to track your observations, get help identifying organisms, and connect with a community of nature lovers.

Are you already active in another naturalist community? You can also contribute to the Great Nature Project from…

Do you want to add your photos to the Great Nature Project photo stream from another photo sharing website? Just tag your photos with #GreatNature on…

Note that if you contribute your photos this way, you won’t be able to track your observations, get help identifying what you saw, or connect with our community. To do all that and more, create an account with Great Nature Project.

If you're under the age of 13, upload your photo using National Geographic Kids My Shot.

If you would like to participate as an organized group, visit the Groups page.