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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Female Familiar Bluet at White Oak Bayou

The banks of White Oak Bayou, which runs through my neighborhood in Houston, feature tall, colorful grasses and wildflowers in the spring, which is also when the dragonflies and damselflies, like this female familiar bluet, begin to appear. And early in the morning, covered in dewdrops, they sparkle in the rays of the rising sun.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Andrea Salas