Black-tailed skimmer

Another dragonfly image from southern France. This Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is an older male individual, the blue colouring having extended to completely cover the sides of the abdomen.

A fast-moving dragonfly species, this image was taken whilst paddling in the shallow water of a lake, which proved the best viewpoint to obtain a reasonably out of focus background. At least the water was warm....

Black-tailed skimmer

Another dragonfly image from southern France. This Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is an older male individual, the blue colouring having extended to completely cover the sides of the abdomen.

A fast-moving dragonfly species, this image was taken whilst paddling in the shallow water of a lake, which proved the best viewpoint to obtain a reasonably out of focus background. At least the water was warm....