15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Formidable Dragonfly

This tiny, black dragonfly was sitting on a rock next to our backyard water feature one morning this summer when I took its photo. I’ve developed a fondness this year for escaping into the mini world using the macro setting on my camera, and I was taken aback by the scary blue eyes and mouth of this dragonfly when I loaded and viewed the pictures of it on my computer.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Woodinville, Washington, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX100M3
Copyright: © Dana Farrell