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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male blue dasher dragonfly

Dragonflies will perch on a relatively high open spot, to allow vision of the area around them. They then dart out to capture other small insects that may be flying by. The blue dasher male is more brightly colored than the female.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Dedham, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 50D
Copyright: © Michael Ross