Dragonfly at Big Cypress National Preserve

"Dragonfly at Big Cypress National Reserve"




  • 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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    12 Thoughts to “Dragonfly at Big Cypress National Preserve”

    1. Ray.Ackerman

      Fabulous photo

    2. Alan S. Hochman

      If anyone knows what kind of dragonfly this is, please leave a comment and inform me.

    3. NikkiG

      Awesome pic

    4. Dan Irizarry

      This is a female Roseate Skimmer (Libellula ferruginea)

    5. Alan S. Hochman

      Dan, Thank you so much for the identification as a Roseate Skimmer dragonfly. How do you ID it as female?

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    7. Rita.Waller

      Are you only into birds and bugs?

    8. Stephen.Gold

      Great dragonfly closeup Alan

    9. Shaun

      Amazing image – humanity ignores the beauty around us freely given and insted concentrates on killin each other! Keep the beautiful images going Alan.

    10. Alan S. Hochman

      Thank you very much Shaun!

    11. 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!

    12. Alan S. Hochman

      Thank you Eila.
      And this dragonfly may very well be a Wandering Glider! 🙂

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