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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dew-laden Damselfly

This damselfly is unable to fly until he can shed a having coating of dew and warm up his body. He looks as if he is waving, but in fact he is wiping his multifaceted eyes.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Mary Payne