Well-Nigh Wordless Wednesday: Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

The drip watering system in the complex of duplexes I live in constantly breaks and sprays water all over the parking lot, so we get temporary ponds now and then right outside my front door.  Lucky for me, this attracts a lot of dragonflies!  I captured this photo of a flame skimmer dragonfly (Libellula saturata) last summer on a particularly bad drip system explosion day:

flame skimmer

Flame skimmer (Libellula saturata)

Apparently my husband’s car was prime real estate for this gorgeous male because he spent a few hours guarding it from potential usurpers.  :)

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