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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Neon Skimmer takes a rest from patrolling the creek.

This Neon Skimmer male (Libellula croceipennis) came to rest on a twig overhanging the small stream where he had been flying along, searching for a meal and chasing other dragonflies.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Carlsbad, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS M50
Copyright: © Tom Barnes