I am on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia, this weekend, so here are some recent photos of dragonflies that I have taken so far this spring.
Slaty Skimmer selects a delicate perch at the water’s edge.
This Painted Skimmer was a new visitor to the fish pond.
Lily pads are popular resting spots and excellent for basking in the sun.
Eastern Pond Hawk chooses a perch just above the water’s surface.
Widow Skimmers are one of the more vibrant dragonflies at the pond. They will often perch a good distance away from the water.
Mating Eastern Pondhawks at the fish pond.
Spangled Skimmer is an attractive dragonfly.
The aptly named 12-Spotted Skimmer is an unmistakable dragonfly.
Some dragonflies prefer a more vertical perch.
Female Common Whitetail Skimmer warms herself on the gravels heated by the sunshine.
Blue Dasher photographed during a recent trip to South Carolina.
The Fragile Forktail is a common damselfly at the fish pond.
Common Whitetail Skimmer perched on a branch at the fish pond.
Probably a Needham’s Skimmer photographed during a recent visit to Pawleys Island, South Carolina.