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Meet the Wildlife on your Doorstep


Founded in 2009, Meet Your Neighbours is a worldwide photographic initiative created by Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt. The project is dedicated to reconnecting people with the wildlife on their own doorsteps � and enriching their lives in the process. These creatures and plants are vital to people: they represent the first, and for some, the only contact with wild nature we have. Yet too often they are overlooked and undervalued.


Meet Your Neighbours images have an instantly recognizable look. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio. A brilliantly-lit white background removes the context, encouraging appreciation of the subject as an individual rather than a species. Nature Picture Library is exclusive photo agency for M
Composite of insects, arachnids and plants found on the Arnos Vale BioBlitz, Bristol, UK, June 2012 meetyourneighbours.net project.  Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata), Ivy (Hedera helix), Green... - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Composite of insects, arachnids and plants found on the Arnos Vale BioBlitz, Bristol, UK, June 2012 meetyourneighbours.net project. Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata), Ivy (Hedera helix), Green...
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), dorsal view, North Carolina, USA, September, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), dorsal view, North Carolina, USA, September, meetyourneighbours.net project
Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Acadian hermit crab (Pagurus acadianus) emerging from shell, Rye, New Hampshire, USA, January. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Jerry Monkman
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MYN / Jerry Monkman / Acadian hermit crab (Pagurus acadianus) emerging from shell, Rye, New Hampshire, USA, January. meetyourneighbours.net project
Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Florida, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Marcellini
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MYN / Paul Marcellini / Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) Florida, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Question mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis) wings closed, Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Jerry Monkman
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MYN / Jerry Monkman / Question mark butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis) wings closed, Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) in flower, Slovenia, Europe, March. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Hepatica (Hepatica nobilis) in flower, Slovenia, Europe, March. meetyourneighbours.net project
American painted lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Jerry Monkman
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MYN / Jerry Monkman / American painted lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of animals and plants found in Brechin, Angus, Scotland meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of animals and plants found in Brechin, Angus, Scotland meetyourneighbours.net project
Jewel / Cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae) feeding from flowers, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Jewel / Cuckoo wasp (Chrysididae) feeding from flowers, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Green crab (Carcinus maenas) Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Jerry Monkman
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MYN / Jerry Monkman / Green crab (Carcinus maenas) Rye, New Hampshire, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Common Yabby crayfish (Cherax destructor) underwater dorsal view, Victoria, Australia, July. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / John Tiddy
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MYN / John Tiddy / Common Yabby crayfish (Cherax destructor) underwater dorsal view, Victoria, Australia, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Red salamander (Psedudotriton ruber) dorsal view, North Carolina, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Red salamander (Psedudotriton ruber) dorsal view, North Carolina, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Bank vole {Clethrionomys glareolus}, captive, UK - Niall Benvie / MYN
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Niall Benvie / MYN / Bank vole {Clethrionomys glareolus}, captive, UK
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), North Carolina, USA, September, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum), North Carolina, USA, September, meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of insects and flowering plants found in the meadows around Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of insects and flowering plants found in the meadows around Fliess, Naturpark Kaunergrat, Tirol, Austria, July 2008 meetyourneighbours.net project
Two-tailed pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) butterfly emerging from chrysalis, emergence sequence 15/15, Umbria, Italy, August .  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Two-tailed pasha butterfly (Charaxes jasius) butterfly emerging from chrysalis, emergence sequence 15/15, Umbria, Italy, August . meetyourneighbours.net project
Rosyside Dace (Clinostomus funduloides) (foreground) and Yellowfin Shiner (Notropis lutipinnis) Greenville, South Carolina, USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Rosyside Dace (Clinostomus funduloides) (foreground) and Yellowfin Shiner (Notropis lutipinnis) Greenville, South Carolina, USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Pink lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, April. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Pink lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, April. meetyourneighbours.net project
Admirable grasshopper (Syrbula admirabilis) female, Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Admirable grasshopper (Syrbula admirabilis) female, Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Stink Bug Nymphs (Pentatomidae) three, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Stink Bug Nymphs (Pentatomidae) three, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, meetyourneighbours.net project
Gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Gray tree frog (Hyla versicolor) Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) a weed of cultivation that has followed the spread of human movement, Italy, June.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Field Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) a weed of cultivation that has followed the spread of human movement, Italy, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum) Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, March. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Eastern mud turtle (Kinosternon subrubrum) Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, March. meetyourneighbours.net project
Eastern eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus) dorsal and ventral view, Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Eastern eyed click beetle (Alaus oculatus) dorsal and ventral view, Dacusville, Pickens County, South Carolina, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Fishing spider (Dolomedes sp) female with eggsac, Everglades NP, Florida, USA, November. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Mac Stone
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MYN / Mac Stone / Fishing spider (Dolomedes sp) female with eggsac, Everglades NP, Florida, USA, November. meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of insects and plants found around Guillestre, Queyras Natural Park, Hautes-Alpes, France, May 2009 meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of insects and plants found around Guillestre, Queyras Natural Park, Hautes-Alpes, France, May 2009 meetyourneighbours.net project
Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Everglades NP, Florida, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Mac Stone
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MYN / Mac Stone / Cow killer velvet ant (Dasymutilla occidentalis) Everglades NP, Florida, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Small spine sea stars (Echinaster spinulosus) in various stages of growth, Florida, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Mac Stone
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MYN / Mac Stone / Small spine sea stars (Echinaster spinulosus) in various stages of growth, Florida, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Long spined sea scorpion (Taurulus bubalis)  from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August.  meetyourneighbours.net  project - MYN / Carsten Krieger
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MYN / Carsten Krieger / Long spined sea scorpion (Taurulus bubalis) from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Seven armed starfish (Luidia ciliaris) from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August.  meetyourneighbours.net  project - MYN / Carsten Krieger
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MYN / Carsten Krieger / Seven armed starfish (Luidia ciliaris) from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Common shore crab (Carcinus maenas) from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August.  meetyourneighbours.net  project - MYN / Carsten Krieger
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MYN / Carsten Krieger / Common shore crab (Carcinus maenas) from rocky shore, County Clare, Ireland, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of animals and plants found in gardens, fields and hedgerows around Preproche, Burgundy, France, Summer 2011 meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of animals and plants found in gardens, fields and hedgerows around Preproche, Burgundy, France, Summer 2011 meetyourneighbours.net project
Sheep's bit scabious (Jasione montana) County Clare, Ireland, July.  meetyourneighbours.net  project - MYN / Carsten Krieger
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MYN / Carsten Krieger / Sheep's bit scabious (Jasione montana) County Clare, Ireland, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Common / Edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule) shell partially open, County Clare, Ireland.  meetyourneighbours.net  project - MYN / Carsten Krieger
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MYN / Carsten Krieger / Common / Edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule) shell partially open, County Clare, Ireland. meetyourneighbours.net project
Lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) one of the rarest and loveliest of all European orchids protected everywhere, Abruzzo, Italy, June.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) one of the rarest and loveliest of all European orchids protected everywhere, Abruzzo, Italy, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Ophrys orchid (Ophrys x maremmae) a natural hybrid between (Ophrys fuciflora) and Ophrys tenthredinifera) occasionally found where both species are present together, Umbria, Italy, May.  focus-stack-c... - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Ophrys orchid (Ophrys x maremmae) a natural hybrid between (Ophrys fuciflora) and Ophrys tenthredinifera) occasionally found where both species are present together, Umbria, Italy, May. focus-stack-c...
Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on white flower, Italy, June.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Goldenrod crab spider (Misumena vatia) camouflaged on white flower, Italy, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Adder (Vipera berus) portrait, Kent, England, June - Niall Benvie / MYN
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Niall Benvie / MYN / Adder (Vipera berus) portrait, Kent, England, June
Caterpillar larvae of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Caterpillar larvae of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of reptiles, insects, arachnids, crustaceans and flowering plants found in Alicante, Spain, Spring 2008 meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of reptiles, insects, arachnids, crustaceans and flowering plants found in Alicante, Spain, Spring 2008 meetyourneighbours.net project
Eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius) Florida, USA, April. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Marcellini
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MYN / Paul Marcellini / Eastern coral snake (Micrurus fulvius) Florida, USA, April. meetyourneighbours.net project
Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Caterpillar larva of Southern festoon butterfly (Zerynthia polyxena cassandra) on foodplant (Aristolochia rotundifolia) Italy, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Oblong winged katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia) USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Oblong winged katydid (Amblycorypha oblongifolia) USA, August. meetyourneighbours.net project
Red spotted newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) dorsal view of two juveniles / efts, Concord,  Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Red spotted newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) dorsal view of two juveniles / efts, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Roesel's bush cricket (Metrioptera roeseli) male on blade of grass, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, July. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Roesel's bush cricket (Metrioptera roeseli) male on blade of grass, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower and seedhead, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flower and seedhead, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, May. meetyourneighbours.net project
Red spotted / Eastern Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) swimming; from a vernal pool, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, April, digital composite. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Red spotted / Eastern Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) swimming; from a vernal pool, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, April, digital composite. meetyourneighbours.net project
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