Having just come across yet another species represented by a photo of the wrong species [update: someone has now corrected this, but the incorrect photo is shown in the screengrab below], I have a couple of suggestions towards more accurate taxon photos, which I thought I’d float here before putting forward as a feature request.
The first is that by default, when clicking on “Edit Photos”, I’d like to see “Photos from… RG Observations” instead of “Photos from… Observations”. One could still select all Observations if needed, but where RG photos exist, at least that gives some more confidence that the species in the photo is the right one.
Second, it would be nice to have some sort of subtle indicator that a photo is not from a Research Grade observation, as a warning that the identification might be less reliable. I recognise that there are great, accurate non-Research Grade observations out there, but the majority (if not all) of the incorrect images I’ve seen on the site have been either from observations without RG status, or from Flickr. The case I’ve linked to is a bit anomalous, as it was an RG observation, but then was subsequently corrected - this correction has no way of showing through to the taxon page. Such an indicator need not be obtrusive, e.g. a grey outline or a message that would appear when the mouse hovers over the image, but would save on having to click through to double-check that an image is what it is meant to be.
Taxon photos have been discussed before (and here), but I don’t think I’ve seen these suggestions made. EDIT: there is already a Feature Request which more or less corresponds to the second suggestion above.