Friday, 27 December 2013

Giant Dragonfly

New Zealand's Giant Dragonfly


This beauty was sitting on the drive on Christmas Day.  It is New Zealand's largest Dragonfly.  I have never seen one before, but luckily my daughter had her phone with her and got this picture before he flew off.  They are approx 8.6cm (almost 3 ½ in) long and they have a wingspan of up to 13cm (5 in).  

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8 comments:

  1. What a pretty dragonfly, the wingspan sounds big.. Great shot. Thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters..Happy New Year to you and your family..

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  2. YIKES! It really IS BIG! Glad your daughter had her phone with her. All the best in 2014!

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  3. Your driveway provided a perfect (and uncluttered) backdrop for him!

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  4. A beautiful dragonfly, and so nice for me to see on a snowy day.

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  5. This is a very impressive dragonfly. And a beauty! Good your daughter had her cell phone to take a photo.

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