This dragonfly was kind enough to sit still just long enough for me to get this picture. It has a bunch of water mites attached to it. From what I have read, the water mites attach themselves to the dragonfly nymph while it is still in the water. They continue to feed on the dragonfly and then release themselves when the dragonfly returns to the water to lay its eggs. I learn something new everyday.
July 10, 2018
72mm · f/22 · 1/125th · ISO 125