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


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 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.

What’s New

Version 2.3.4

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Poplepapy ,

A mettre au point

La mise au point ne se fait pas lorsqu’on veut centrer sur une fleur par exemple et l’app peine à se focaliser sur une seule plante dans un environnement plus touffu. Mais si ce souci est réglé, cela mérite 5 étoiles

Mwaaaaaaaza ,

I love it but

I really love it 😋 I used it like a gamer uses a Pokemon game 😂 I try to identify them all...
The only problem I have is that sometimes I need to fastly open the app because the animal can get out so fastly and I don’t have the time because it’s so slow to start... I understand you want to make some adds about Seek, WWF... but it sometimes stop me from identify a butterfly or an beautiful insect going to hide 😕

Thanks for all, I see you’re making it better day and day 😋

Khatgs ,

Ne fait pas la mise au point (photo)

Cette application est vraiment une bonne idée mais lorsque j’active l’appareil photo, pas moyen de faire la mise au point sur un insecte par exemple, ou une fleur.. (Iphone 7) ce qui rend son utilisation impossible, une correction serait la bienvenue !


iNaturalist, LLC
188.8 MB

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


English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 California Academy of Sciences


  • Family Sharing

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

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