18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mating Damselflies

Damselflies are one of the most beautiful insects in the world. Their mating process is extraordinary. The mating pair forms a “heart" or "wheel", with the male on top clasping the female at the back of the head, and the female at the bottom curling her abdomen up to connect with the male.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © Chin Leong Teo