Posts Tagged ‘Dragonflies’

(Nearly) Mature Male Epaulet Skimmer 20090528-2

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

(Nearly)-Mature-Male-20090528-2, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

This was one species that took me by surprise. The Epaulet Skimmer’s main habitat is in north Africa, and though known in the Iberian Peninsula, I had no idea they’d be as abundant as they proved to be today. Every time we approached the water they seemed to be there, mostly, like the one pictured here, immature males – though this is so nearly mature it makes little difference.


Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Mature-male-Scarlet-Darter-20090528, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

There were many different species zipping this way and that and I could only get shots of a few, but this is a particularly striking species …