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Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of birds, amphibians, plants, and fungi and participate in monthly observation challenges with Our Planet on Netflix.
• Get outside and point the Seek Camera at living things
• Identify wildlife and plants you see and take pictures to earn badges
• Learn fun facts about the organisms all around you
OPEN THE CAMERA AND START SEEKING!
Found a mushroom, flower, or bug, and not sure what it is? Open up the Seek Camera to see if it knows!
Drawing from millions of wildlife observations on iNaturalist, Seek shows you lists of commonly recorded insects, birds, plants, amphibians, and more in your area. Scan the environment with the Seek Camera to identify organisms using the tree of life. Add different species to your observations and learn all about them in the process! The more observations you make, the more badges you’ll earn!
This is a great app for families who want to spend more time exploring nature together, and for anyone who wants to learn more about the life all around them.
Seek does not require registration and does not collect any user data by default. Some user data will be collected if you choose to sign in with an iNaturalist account, but you must be over 13 or have your parents permission to do so.
Seek will ask permission to turn on location services, but your location is obscured to respect your privacy while still allowing species suggestions from your general area. Your precise location is never stored in the app or sent to iNaturalist.
Our image recognition technology is based on observations submitted to iNaturalist.org and partner sites, and identified by the iNaturalist community.
Seek is presented by Our Planet and WWF and created by the iNaturalist team. iNaturalist is a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. Seek was originally created with support from HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.
Releasing new versions every 3 months, on average.
Bug fixes and improvements:
Our newest feature allows Seek users to contribute to citizen science. Now, users can log into an iNaturalist account to post observations from Seek directly onto iNaturalist.
- Improved navigation
Seek’s been updated! With a fresh look and the brand new Seek Camera, you can learn about all the different species around you in real time. Open the camera and scan the environment to identify different species of plants, animals, and fungi. Take a picture to add them to your observations and earn badges for seeing different types of species!
you can now see your own photos of species that you've collected in the app
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