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A MALE GROUND SKIMMER DRAGONFLY GUARDS HIS MATING TERRITORY
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A MALE GROUND SKIMMER DRAGONFLY GUARDS HIS MATING TERRITORY

A male Ground Skimmer dragonfly poses on a water lily while defending its territory from other males of his species. Every now and then, the males would dart off to chase away potential competitors and then return to their perch. Dragonfly females are known to choose mates that provide the best egg laying locations. Here, it happened to be a shallow pond with water lilies; perfect setting for a portrait too!

TAGS: Dragonfly, India, Lily, Male, Mating

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Mumbai, India
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© Rizwan Mithawala.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2016
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 90mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO200
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