Photo of the Day

A dragonfly clinging to a branch in a spray of water
December 26, 2011

Dragonfly, Indonesia

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia's Riau Islands. To capture the photo, photographer Shikhei Goh took advantage of “superb lighting” and a friend spraying water on the dragonfly to simulate rain. (This photo was submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.) Editors’ Note, January 12, 2012: This caption has been edited to accurately reflect how Goh took the picture. The original caption said that Goh had taken the picture in a sudden rainstorm, which he has done in previous occasions—but not for this photograph. See the winning images » See all contest entries » Get tips on macro photography »
Photograph by Shikhei Goh

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