Dragonfly Photos & Facts

Interesting dragonfly facts (from nationalgeographic.com):

  • Dragonflies can reach speeds of up to 35 miles an hour and fly just as gracefully backward by lifting off vertically, helicopter style
  • Their compound eyes are so large they nearly touch, and each one has about 28,000 single eyes, or ommatidia
  • Around 7,000 species of true dragonflies are alive today
  • Adults live only about a month, hunting flies, mosquitos, and midges

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Roseate Skimmer 7/25/2020

Plateau Dragonlet 7/25/2020
Western Pondhawk 7/8/2020
Blue Dasher 7/25/2020

Blue Dasher 5/17/2020
Blue Dasher 7/25/2020
Red Saddlebags 8/1/2020
Black Saddlebags 8/22/2020 (yes, there are two in this photo!)
Mexican Amberwing 8/2/2020
Blue-Ringed Dancer 8/20/2020
Common Green Darner 8/1/2020
Red-tailed Pennant 8/2/2020
Blue-ringed Dancer 8/20/2020
Variegated Meadowhawk 9/16/2020
Narrow-striped Forecptail 7/23/2022
Wandering Glider 7/25/2020
Considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet!
Canyon Rubyspot 8/2/2020
Rambur’s Forktail 5/3/2020
Powdered Dancer 8/12/2021

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Beautiful images Lisa and such an amazing variety of dragonflies! Thank you so much for sharing 💗

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    1. Thank you so much! Who knew?! I found so many I just had to so something with them! 🙂 Now I can’t wait till they come back!

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  2. I am impressed, these are something I am not able to capture. Absolutely beautiful, clear shots Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Ritva! We have a lot of them where I walk, and when they land I just focus right on their little face! They really fascinate me 😊

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      1. Still, you have great patience to be able to capture them. Kudos to you

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