WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY – BIG CYPRESS WMA, FL
- This photograph of a dragonfly was taken at the Big Cypress National Preserve on I-75 (Alligator Alley) off MM 62. The subject was shot with a Nikon D90 attached to a Nikkor 60mm lens and a polarizing filter on a bright day.
- As I don’t know what the name is for this insect, if anyone does, please leave a comment and inform me.
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If anyone knows what kind of dragonfly this is, please leave a comment and inform me.
This is a female Roseate Skimmer (Libellula ferruginea)
Dan, Thank you so much for the identification as a Roseate Skimmer dragonfly. How do you ID it as female?
Are you only into birds and bugs?
Great dragonfly closeup Alan
Amazing image – humanity ignores the beauty around us freely given and insted concentrates on killin each other! Keep the beautiful images going Alan.
Thank you very much Shaun!
Beautiful so beautiful and fragile,, this may be the Wandering glider (Pantala flavescens) common across the USA and southeastern Canada…thank you for your amazing work!
Thank you Eila.
And this dragonfly may very well be a Wandering Glider! 🙂