Oct 1, 2014
Picture of the Day: Dragon Dew
Photograph by Andrè Baumann
A beautiful macro capture by Andrè Baumann shows a dragonfly covered in early morning dew.
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata and is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world. They can fly backwards, change direction in mid-air and hover for up to a minute. About 5,900 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today. [source]