Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

These dragonflies are touching down to lay their fertilised eggs in the base of the lotus seed pod. If you look down into the water you will see them reflected there.

This dragonfly pair have been flying in tandem around the dam looking for suitable sites to deposit her fertilised eggs. By flying with her the male prevents another male from mating with her. Every minute or so another site is chosen and the pair rest while the eggs are laid. Here they rest on a decaying lotus blossom, beautifully reflected in the water of the dam.

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21 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

  1. Wonderful photo! I wonder if there is some metaphor to be understood in the fact that the reflection is the clearest part of the image??

  2. I’m always fascinated with dragonflies but this is the first time I’ve seen a photo so upclose during the laying of eggs , with their reflection of water with lilies and all. Just beautiful ….amazing macro image. Thanks…yep, I’m speechless too!

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