Use the power of image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you. Earn badges for seeing different types of plants, birds, fungi and more!

• Get outside and point the Seek Camera at living things
• Identify wildlife, plants, and fungi and learn about the organisms all around you
• Earn badges for observing different types of species and participating in challenges


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 unless you sign in to your iNaturalist account and submit your observations.

Our image recognition technology is based on observations submitted to and partner sites, and identified by the iNaturalist community.

Seek is 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 and enhanced with support from Our Planet on Netflix and WWF.

What’s New

Version 2.10.4

November monthly challenge

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Alacondo263claro ,


The app works well, identifies it as closely as possible, though sometimes it doesn’t adjust to the lighting of the pace if you point it down. I have used many times, it gives you details on the species, tells you the whole taxidermy and works like a treat!

Yeudhcjx ,

An issue

The app works pretty well; it has good identification and documentation skills that link to my iNaturalist. The main issue is that there is no option to sign in with google or Facebook. I use my google account for the normal iNaturalist app, but there is no option on seek to sign in with my google account. I try to use my google account details with the normal login engine but it doesn’t work, even when I try to change my password and redownload the app and restart my device. This annoying issue means I cannot access my preexisting iNaturalist account.

Yummy Mummy 4 ,

Somethings wrong with pictures

I’ve been taking photos of different things, they are being identified correctly but showing the same picture for every species I find. I’d like this to be fixed because I’d rather see the photos that I actually took rather than 10 of the same thing. Thank you and hope this can be fixed soon. One more thing, why does everything come up with dicots and stay there for ages, if I’m lucky it might change to something else. And also I see more keep scanning than anything else which is quite annoying. Oh and some more updates on species because ‘almost at species’ isn’t really good enough.


iNaturalist, LLC
156.7 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


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Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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