This striking red dragon, the Flame Skimmer (-(Libellula saturata), is quite large. The aerial beast commands attention as it sails over rich, green wetlands. At the Downata Hot Springs Resort, near Downy, ID, a large number of these odonates flitted about, bright red darts chasing each other in vivid aerial dances, apparently in territorial contests.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
420mm, 1/800 sec, f / 8, -1/3 EV, ISO 500
Downata Hot Springs, Downey, ID
05 Jul 2011