iNaturalist 4+

Connect with Nature


Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 39 Ratings
    • Free



iNaturalist is a social network for sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. The primary goal is to connect people to nature, and the secondary goal is to generate scientifically valuable biodiversity data from these personal encounters.

iNaturalist helps you identify plants and animals with visually similar suggestions and verification by dedicated contributors. Get connected with a community of over a million scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! By recording and sharing your observations, you'll create research-quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature.

• Identification suggestions: Take or import a photo and view the top 10 most visually similar species matches and tap through to get more information. You can view these suggestions even before creating an account.
• Feedback from our community: Create an account to share your observations and start a conversation about what you saw. Can’t identify the organism? Start with a broad identification like “plants” or “fungi” so others with more expertise can find it and refine the identification.
• Keep a record of all living things: Build your life list by posting to iNaturalist. Where, when, and what you saw is the basis of each observation you create.
• Grounded in science: Every identification is connected to the tree of life, which means you can search for broad classifications like “Ferns” or “Fungi” as well as species-level identifications like “Humpback Whale” (and everything in between).
• Advancing science & conservation: Millions of observations created and identified by the iNaturalist community are shared with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility where they are used to advance scientific understanding of biodiversity through open data and open science.
• Enabling citizen science and community science: Join any of the tens of thousands of projects around the world on iNaturalist to draw attention to and collect data about particular species or places.
• Not-for-profit: iNaturalist is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States. iNaturalist is free for anyone to use thanks to the generous support of many organizations and individuals. Thank you!
• No hidden charges: This app is truly free because we believe nature is for everyone.
• Best for wild plants and animals: The iNaturalist community is better at identifying wild plants and animals than those in gardens or horticulture. Get outside and find what’s wild!
• Control how your location is shared: Set the privacy to obscured (only general location is shared) or private (no location is shared at all, but much harder for others to help identify). The locations of species at risk from disturbance are automatically obscured.
• More than a mobile app: iNaturalist has even more extensive features and tools for learning and exploration. Get the full experience at!
• 35+ languages: iNaturalist has been translated into dozens of languages thanks to multilingual enthusiasts who want to see the community grow.
• A global network: iNaturalist is used in every country on earth! In many countries, we have formal agreements with local organizations to promote iNaturalist. Use this app for contributing to all iNaturalist Network sites, including Naturalista (Mexico and Colombia), iNaturalist.NZ (New Zealand), (Canada), Biodiversity4All (Portugal), iNaturalistAU (Australia), iNaturalistPa (Panama), iNaturalistEc (Ecuador), ArgentiNat (Argentina), iNaturalistil (Israel), and iNaturalistFi (Suomi/Finland).

What’s New

Version 3.3.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Scope for improvement

Everything is good except location. Need to select location every time if photo is taken by digital camera. It should provide option to save previous locations and select those. It should also add feature to have multiple observations for same location.

vee-kay ,

Natural Naturalist

Finally your (phone) camera serves a great need. iNaturalist is a remarkable app, that automatically & (usually) correctly identifies the taxonomical details from your uploaded photo of *any flora and fauna* from around the world, using an easy-to-use UI, powered by an excellent photo-recognition-matching AI algorithm and exhaustive database that’s location-sensitive and thorough. Top it with a vibrant, knowledgeable and helpful & supportive community of expert (and amateur) naturalists (botanists, zoologists, etc.) who can help manually identify and narrow down the classification of your find and thus enable good quality photos to get added as research-grade material, is just the perfect conclusion. Or rather, the perfect conclusion would be for you to uncover a brand new species of flora or fauna - yes, that’s the real-world miraculous possibility with every find you upload. So get this app and become an iNaturalist! Let the world be your oyster under the magnifying lens of your camera!

संकेत गराडे ,

Please provide Marathi language

Many of my friends and colleagues are interested in this but can’t use the app easily as they don’t understand English well. Please provide Marathi language in this app so that they can use it. Marathi ranks 10th in the list of languages with most native speakers in the world.

App Privacy

The developer, iNaturalist, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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