December 26, 2011

Dragonfly, Indonesia

Photograph by Shikhei Goh

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia's Riau Islands. To capture the photo, photographer Shikhei Goh took advantage of “superb lighting” and a friend spraying water on the dragonfly to simulate rain.

(This photo was submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)

Editors’ Note, January 12, 2012: This caption has been edited to accurately reflect how Goh took the picture. The original caption said that Goh had taken the picture in a sudden rainstorm, which he has done in previous occasions—but not for this photograph.

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danilo gervacio
danilo gervacio

how i wish i can share here pictures of the big dragon fly i the Philippines called "tutubing kalabaw" (buffalo dragonfly) its lower hind is four times bigger than this and red in color...

Karen Newman
Karen Newman

I am surprised there is only one comment for this photo.  I am captivated by its passion and intensity! Superb!  I can feel the dragonfly's desperation as it clings to the stalk in the midst of the rain and wind pummeling its little body. So happy that I came upon this one! Thanks!

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