Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures
Be sure to also see our
dragonfly picture slideshow and damselfly picture slideshow
and dragonfly and damsel fly photos by well-known nature photographer Stan Lupo
The following dragonfly pictures have been submitted by our visitors.
Joseph Bardaville Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturata
Taken with a vintage Pentax and 35mm film.
Troy Bartlett Common Green Darner, Anax junius
Cumberland Island, GA
October 8, 1998
Robert J. Benson Yellow-legged Meadowhawk, Sympetrum vicinum
Pearl Bothamley This shot of a Male Black Meadowhawk was taken at Keely Lake, Saskatchewan in July 2005. The Dragonfly stayed on my foot for at least a minute.
Thomas Bovaird Dragonfly just caught in spider web. Photo taken 7/5/2006 at Mirror Lake, New Hampshire. (C) Thomas Bovaird, all rights reserved.
David L. Bozsik Cardinal Meadowhawk, Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Unknown (3)
Scott Camazine Black-winged Damselfly, Dragonflies
Sal Catizone Blue Dasher (M&F), Cardinal Pondhawk, Halloween Pennant, Four Spot Pennant, Blue Dragonlet, Darner, Eastern Pondhawk (M&F) in Venice, FL. Sal Catizone at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Christian Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella
Andy Commons Bolton Lancashire (UK); email@example.com; www.uncutfishing.co.uk
Rochella Cooper Neon Skimmer, Libellla croceipennis
John Cowan Dragonfly, Damselfly, Dragonfly Nymph - N.E. Florida
Maureen Dolan Slaty Skimmer, Eastern Amberwing, Eastern Forktail, Blue Dasher
Tim Elliott White-tailed Dragonfly, Meadowhawk, Green Darner, Unknowns - St. Catharines, Ontario
John Favalessa Pics from my backyard here in Stevenson Ranch, Ca (45 miles north of LA). I have a pond in my yard. This guy has been around my yard now for a month. He seems very inquisitive and intelligent.
Jessica D. Fitzel Eastern Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis. Green Dragonfly with striped tail, I believe it is female.
Greg Gallant My name is Greg Gallant.I live in Cape Breton,NS Canada. I photographed this dragonfly near my stepson's pool in Cambridge N.S., in Annapolis Valley. For anyone interested in paintings of wildlife check out my online Gallery at greggallantspaintings.piczo.com
Angela Gauld I'm no authority, but it looks like a Spotted Skimmer (Libellula Pulchella), which I found in your photo gallery. The picture was taken in a park in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Don Hagen Blue Dasher Photos (8) taken in Huntington Beach, CA
Bruce Harris Seattle June, 2009
Cindy Hartzburg Fox Lake, IL
Peter Hourie Dragonflies and Bluet Damselfly
Ed Irby The attached was taken with my Digital Sony 707 on macro mode. It is an eastern pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis,
in my backyard on an iris leaf. (North Florida)
Gerd Jaunich Taken July 6, 2006 in Edmonton, Alberta firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Jones Seattle, WA; email@example.com;http://www.flickr.com/photos/van907/
J Keir - Vancouver, BC, Canada This photo was taken on July 9, 2006 at Mill Bay, BC Canada – a small town on the west coast – on Vancouver Island. The dragonfly was hovering over the water. The photo was taken with a Canon PowerShot SD500. Too bad about his nose!!!
Edwin Laney Photo taken in Sonoma County California by Edwin Laney
Keith Larman Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturate, taken in Altadena, California. Camera was an Olympus E-Volt (E-330). Keith Larman, Summerchild Polishing, http://summerchild.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Lawrence Damselflies and dragonflies, taken in Johnston Memorial Park in Johnston, Rhode Island
Carl Lundrigan I took this picture from my back deck on July 05, 2006 in a town called Chamberlains in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. I have never seen a dragonfly of this type so far north. email@example.com
Jennifer Malinowski This photo was taken at the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Alsip, IL. - Jennifer Malinowski, Oak Lawn,IL - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Markel Blue Dasher (male) photographed at a nearby abandoned water plant nursery in South Central PA, using a Nikon D80 w/18-55mm lens. July 2009
Duncan McDine I'm not sure, but have been told this is a Pyrrhosoma nymphula, damselfly, resting on a water lily. Taken in Trowbridge, Wiltshire (UK) June 06
Kris McNew Widow Skimmer (male), Flame Skimmer (AKA Red Skimmer), Unknown - Fresno, CA
Teresa Morgan Photos of Blue Dashers and two Great Pondhawks(?) taken in Burgaw, NC in July 2009.
Bill Morgenstern Green Darner, Four-spotted Skimmer, Flying Adder
Carol Mulgrew Flame Skimmer, Blue Dasher
Pamela Nash This photo was taken during a summer swim in our pool. My sons and I were captivated by this very friendly specimen who allowed us to touch and photograph it for about an hour.
W. Tracy Parnell Twelve Spot Skimmer, Bluet Damselflies
Gregg Pasterick Meadowhawk sp., Slender Spreadwing, Ebony Jewelwing, Eastern Pondhawk, Common Whitetail, Blue Dasher
Jeffrey Patton Halloween Pennant, Widow Skimmer, Blue Dasher - Minsi Lake, PA
Marcia Perry Marcia R. Perry, Genoa, Illinois taken July 5, 2009 with a Canon digital SLR and a telephoto lens.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Libellula pulchella
Russ Philips Eastern Pondhawk
Anna Della Posta This beauty was on the side of my house.
William & Jo Ann Ralston Widow Skimmer, Calico Pennant (?)
Timothy & Angela Raup White-tailed Dragonfly - Smithfield, RI
Alan Rayner I found this dragonfly this morning, the outside temperature was 48F, it was pretty torpid so I brought it inside to warm up.
James Rego Bermuda dragonfly photos
Wendie Rowlinson Just captured this beauty, first I've seen for years.
Alma Sander-Landis Found along Illinois River in Mossville, IL.
Pete Schultz Twelve-spotted Skimmer and Widow Skimmer
Robert Schaffer Taken in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Cassie Shaddrick I took several pictures of this big guy at my home in Richfield,Minnesota. I've never seen one this big, or this color. Can you tell me what kind it is? FREISDORPH@MN.RR.COM
Humphrey Sheehan I took this photo on the Cains River in New Brunswick, Canada on Saturday, June 3rd, 2006. It had been raining for some time, and this dragonfly seemed to be clutching the blade of grass with everything he had left in him.
Jan Sivertsen Unknown, taken 7/29/09 in Sequim, WA
Andy Steeple Taken in South Yorkshire, England, in September
Tina Valant Rambur's Forktails (damselflies - mating), Wandering Glider, Dragonhunter
Kate Webber Here is a photo of a dragon fly that I took in Chicago at Lincoln Park.
I call it the Chicago Dragon Fly!' - K M Webber
Hugh Wonderly Widow Skimmer (2), Twelve-spotted Skimmer, Halloween Pennant, Blue Dasher (male), Green Darner, Mating Darners, Slaty Skimmer, Unknown Darner - Kent, Ohio
Ed Young White-tailed Dragonfly, Flame Skimmer
Cor Zonneveld Calopteryx splendens xanthostoma, Onychogomphus uncatus, White-nosed Dragonfly (Leucorhinia dubia), Orthetrum coerulescens, Anax imperator - website at