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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Perfectly Posed Dragonfly

This photo was taken at Zachary Park, about one block from my house. I was waiting for an osprey to fly back to its nest that is in this park, got bored, so I walked over to a nearby pond with yellow foxtail in abundance and noticed this dragonfly just perfectly posed on it. So, I started taking pictures of it and later realized, after zooming in, that all 6 legs were in clear sight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5000
Copyright: © Jan Speak