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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A dragonfly eating

For this photo I was taking shots outside of my high school on a warm sunny day when I spotted a dragonfly circling around some plants. Intrigued I followed the bug on its journey to and from various plants for about half and hour before it finally flew away. Though I was sad to see my new friend leave I was amazed at how long it had let me take picture of it (30 minutes!) and was happy to come out with some great shots.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Peculiar, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX L310
Copyright: © Rachel Hutchings