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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, 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. Their own form constitutes the composition. Seen this way, animals and plants we thought we knew reveal another side of themselves, encourage a second glance, perhaps even renewed interest. The initiative engages photographers from around the world to celebrate these animals and ask people in their communities to “go meet your neighbours”. The project's aim is to build coverage of neighbourhood wildlife, especially overlooked plants and animals, from around the world, all shot to the Meet Your Neighbours standard. Currently, more than 70 photographers contribute to the Meet Your Neighbours collection.
Field studio set up to photograph Henbane bell (Scopolia carniolica) Slovenia, Europe, April. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Field studio set up to photograph Henbane bell (Scopolia carniolica) Slovenia, Europe, April. 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
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
Long-horned beetle (Cerambycidae) Costa Rica. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Long-horned beetle (Cerambycidae) Costa Rica. meetyourneighbours.net project
Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) in garden, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Common Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) in garden, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Carpenter ant (Campomotus sp) Canberra, ACT, Australia, July. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / David Wong
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MYN / David Wong / Carpenter ant (Campomotus sp) Canberra, ACT, Australia, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larva and cases, Worcestershire, England, UK, May. - MYN / Tim Hunt
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MYN / Tim Hunt / Composite of Caddisfly (Trichoptera) larva and cases, Worcestershire, England, UK, May.
Meet Your Neighbours field studio to take photograph of Bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) on blackberries at night, Worcestershire, UK, August. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Tim Hunt
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MYN / Tim Hunt / Meet Your Neighbours field studio to take photograph of Bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) on blackberries at night, Worcestershire, UK, August. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira tildae) Iwokrama, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net projectJuly, 2013 - MYN / Andrew Snyder
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MYN / Andrew Snyder / Yellow-shouldered bat (Sturnira tildae) Iwokrama, Guyana. Meetyourneighbours.net projectJuly, 2013
Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) perched, Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Seth Patterson
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MYN / Seth Patterson / Green Jay (Cyanocorax yncas) perched, Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) captive, occurs in Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and French Guiana. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Dyeing poison frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) captive, occurs in Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and French Guiana. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Virginia opposum (Didelphis virginia) orphan in rehabilitation, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, April. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Virginia opposum (Didelphis virginia) orphan in rehabilitation, Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, April. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Eastern box turtle (Terrepene carolina carolina) Pine Mountain State Park, Kentucky, USA. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Eastern box turtle (Terrepene carolina carolina) Pine Mountain State Park, Kentucky, USA. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Loreto white-lipped frog (Leptodactylus rhodomystax) San Jose de Payamino, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Loreto white-lipped frog (Leptodactylus rhodomystax) San Jose de Payamino, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Composite of many different species  of plants, insects spiders and Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) from Preporche, Burgundy, France, April. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Composite of many different species of plants, insects spiders and Wall Lizard (Podarcis muralis) from Preporche, Burgundy, France, April. meetyourneighbours.net project
Yellow Ophrys (Ophrys lutea) in flower,  near Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Yellow Ophrys (Ophrys lutea) in flower, near Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) in flower, Slovenia, Europe, May. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Large-leaved Lime (Tilia platyphyllos) in flower, Slovenia, Europe, May. 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
Horsefly (Tabanus bovinus) close up of male feeding on fennel flower nectar (the females are blood suckers) Lazio, Italy, July.  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Horsefly (Tabanus bovinus) close up of male feeding on fennel flower nectar (the females are blood suckers) Lazio, Italy, July. meetyourneighbours.net project
Long-horned Beetle (Macrodontia cervicornis), Berbice River, Guyana, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project. - MYN / Andrew Snyder
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MYN / Andrew Snyder / Long-horned Beetle (Macrodontia cervicornis), Berbice River, Guyana, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
Close up of mouthparts of Funnel weaver spider (Tegenaria sp) Scotland County, North Carolina, USA, June, meetyourneighboursproject.net - MYN / Brady Beck
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MYN / Brady Beck / Close up of mouthparts of Funnel weaver spider (Tegenaria sp) Scotland County, North Carolina, USA, June, meetyourneighboursproject.net
Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) defensive display on flowers, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Paul Harcourt Davies
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MYN / Paul Harcourt Davies / Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa) defensive display on flowers, Orvieto, Italy. October. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Spotted Predatory Katydid (Chlorobalius leucoviridis) Plutonic Gold Mine, Meekatharra Shire, Gascoyne Bioregion, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbtous.net project - MYN / Lily Kumpe
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MYN / Lily Kumpe / Spotted Predatory Katydid (Chlorobalius leucoviridis) Plutonic Gold Mine, Meekatharra Shire, Gascoyne Bioregion, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbtous.net project
Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz,  meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Niall Benvie
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MYN / Niall Benvie / Orange ladybird (Halyzia sedecimguttata) Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol, UK May 2012 BioBlitz, meetyourneighbours.net project
Bottlebrush Weevil (Rhinostomus barbirostris), Berbice River, Guyana, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project. - MYN / Andrew Snyder
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MYN / Andrew Snyder / Bottlebrush Weevil (Rhinostomus barbirostris), Berbice River, Guyana, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
Robber Fly (Mallophora fautrix) Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, July. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Robber Fly (Mallophora fautrix) Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, July. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, June. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Clay Bolt
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MYN / Clay Bolt / Eastern Hercules Beetle (Dynastes tityus) Southern Appalachians, South Carolina, United States, June. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Flag-footed bug (Anisocelis flavolineata) Gamboa, Panama Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Flag-footed bug (Anisocelis flavolineata) Gamboa, Panama Meetyourneighbours.net project
Musk Beetle (Aromia moschata), Slovenia, Europe, July, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Musk Beetle (Aromia moschata), Slovenia, Europe, July, meetyourneighbours.net project
Tortoise Beetle (Chrysomelidae), Victoria, Australia. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / John Tiddy
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MYN / John Tiddy / Tortoise Beetle (Chrysomelidae), Victoria, Australia. meetyourneighbours.net project
Seven spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) composite showing take off, Maine-et-Loire, France, September. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Marc Pihet
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MYN / Marc Pihet / Seven spot ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) composite showing take off, Maine-et-Loire, France, September. meetyourneighbours.net project
Larva of thread-wing lacewing (Dielocroce hebraea) These insects are found only inside desert caves, usually buried in the fine dust on the cave's floor waiting for unsuspecting soft-bodied prey insec... - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Larva of thread-wing lacewing (Dielocroce hebraea) These insects are found only inside desert caves, usually buried in the fine dust on the cave's floor waiting for unsuspecting soft-bodied prey insec...
Wood-eating cockroach (Cryptocercus punctulatus) Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, USA, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Wood-eating cockroach (Cryptocercus punctulatus) Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, USA, September. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Long legged fly (Condylostylus sp) portrait, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Long legged fly (Condylostylus sp) portrait, Concord, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Velvet ant (Dasymutilla quadriguttata) Oxford, Mississippi, USA. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Velvet ant (Dasymutilla quadriguttata) Oxford, Mississippi, USA. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Ten-spotted ladybird (Adalia decempunctata) Corsica, June. Meetyourneighbours.net project. - MYN / Pierre Escoubas
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MYN / Pierre Escoubas / Ten-spotted ladybird (Adalia decempunctata) Corsica, June. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
European hornet (Vespa crabro) Valbonne, France, July. Meetyourneighbours.net project. - MYN / Pierre Escoubas
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MYN / Pierre Escoubas / European hornet (Vespa crabro) Valbonne, France, July. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
Carpenter bee (Xylocopa myops) female, Crocker Range, Borneo, Malaysia.  Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Joris van Alphen
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MYN / Joris van Alphen / Carpenter bee (Xylocopa myops) female, Crocker Range, Borneo, Malaysia. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis sp) Kaw, French Guiana, November. Meetyourneighbours.net project. - MYN / Pierre Escoubas
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MYN / Pierre Escoubas / Tarantula hawk wasp (Pepsis sp) Kaw, French Guiana, November. Meetyourneighbours.net project.
Treehopper (Membracidae) Concord, Massachusetts, USA,  June. meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Treehopper (Membracidae) Concord, Massachusetts, USA, June. meetyourneighbours.net project
Kissing bug (Rhodnius pictipes), an important vector in the spread of Chagas disease. Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Kissing bug (Rhodnius pictipes), an important vector in the spread of Chagas disease. Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo province, Amazon basin, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis), adult, lateral view.  Cayo District, Belize Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis), adult, lateral view. Cayo District, Belize Meetyourneighbours.net project
Ant nest beetle (Pausssinae sp) Costa Rica, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Piotr Naskrecki
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MYN / Piotr Naskrecki / Ant nest beetle (Pausssinae sp) Costa Rica, meetyourneighbours.net project
Large Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis), Slovenia, Europe, July, meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN  / Marko Masterl
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MYN / Marko Masterl / Large Pine Weevil (Hylobius abietis), Slovenia, Europe, July, meetyourneighbours.net project
Peacock katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) in threat display, San Jose de Payamino, Ecuador. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / JP Lawrence
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MYN / JP Lawrence / Peacock katydid (Pterochroza ocellata) in threat display, San Jose de Payamino, Ecuador. 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
Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis), adult and larva. Cayo District, Belize. Composite image. Meetyourneighbours.net project - MYN / Gil Wizen
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MYN / Gil Wizen / Human botfly (Dermatobia hominis), adult and larva. Cayo District, Belize. Composite image. Meetyourneighbours.net project
Carabid Beetle (Carenum virescens) Plutonic Gold Mine, Meekatharra Shire, Gascoyne Bioregion, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbtous.net project - MYN / Lily Kumpe
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MYN / Lily Kumpe / Carabid Beetle (Carenum virescens) Plutonic Gold Mine, Meekatharra Shire, Gascoyne Bioregion, Western Australia. Meetyourneighbtous.net project
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