DownloadDescription: A huge red dragonfly with transparent, red-veined wings, viewed close up. In this photo, the fine hairs on the thorax and just behind the bulbous red eyes are clearly visible. The thin transparent wings have bright red and orange veins. This giant red dragonfly was sitting on a reed by a pool in a creek in Death Valley, California.
DownloadA blue dragonfly seen from the side against a green background. The dragonfly has a blue-gray back with lighter-colored stripes and transparent wings. This photo shows the dragonfly from directly to the side as it perches on a metal rail. Taken in the Denver Botanical Gardens.
DownloadA blue dragonfly perched on a rosebud, against a green background. The dragonfly has a slate blue-gray back and transparent wings, and is shown at a slight angle perched on a small green rosebud.
DownloadA closeup picture of a blue dragonfly, seen from the side as it clings to a twig. The dragonfly's light blue eyes and striped back can be seen clearly.
DownloadDescription: A huge red dragonfly with transparent, red-veined wings, viewed from a wider angle. This red dragonfly was perched on a reed next to a pond in a stream in Death Vally, California. It has bright red shiny eyes, a slightly hairy thorax, and a long tapered abdomen. Its transparent wings are lined with a fine tracery of red and orange veins.
DownloadA dragonfly hanging upside-down from a twig, seen from the side in silhouette against a green background. The dragonfly is in dappled shadow, while the leaves in the background are sunlit, making the outline of the dragonfly's body stand out against the background. Taken in the Denver Botanical Gardens.