What kind of photos or sounds should I attach to observations?

Modified on Fri, 02 Feb 2024 at 01:52 PM

Photos or sounds attached to observations should include evidence of the actual organism at the time of the observation, observed by the user who is uploading the observation. Media used in your iNaturalist observations should represent your own experiences, not just examples of something similar to what you saw. Please do not upload photos you found elsewhere, such as online or in a book, since they don't represent your own experiences and are probably a violation of copyright law. Similarly, please do not upload screenshots from broadcasts of live cameras unless you are the owner of the live camera.

If you record an observation of a tree, then go back a day later to take another photo, please add a new Observation using the new photo, because it represents the tree at a different point in time.

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