17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ditch Jewel Dragonfly and Russell's Viper

A Ditch Jewel Dragonfly flies behind a very venomous Russell's Viper swimming in the 15-feet-deep waters. Both creatures were equally inquisitive about the other. I made this photo at Kumbhargaon which is near Pune in India.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Bhigwan, India
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Girish Menon