20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dragonfly and Lotus

I love dragonflies and subscribe to the idea that they are good luck. This one was buzzing around and defending its territory- it kept returning to this lotus bud. I love the simplicity of the image and the shadow of the wing on the bud.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Chicago, il, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Gerri Whitley