14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A placid dragonfly in the suburban desert of Phoenix, Arizona
I glanced out the window facing our backyard and noticed an insect in-flight that was mostly red in color. I stepped outside and when it landed I realized it was a dragonfly. After watching it fly toward the front of my house, I figured it was gone. Surprisingly, it came back so I stepped inside to grab my camera. Luckily this dragonfly was feeling patient and I was able to snap over 50 images before it departed again. Their flight pattern is so unique I could be entertained for hours.
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||Sept. 9, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
||Canon EOS REBEL T3i