Swamp Skimmer (Orthemis cultriformis)

Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) is protecting primary rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon, and this is one of countless species of dragonflies I encountered.

I found a large fallen tree which had created new opportunities for many species. Now an opening to the sky and sun was available together with a hole in the ground that was quickly filled with rainwater. In and around it lots of butterflies and dragonflies were found.

It’s incredible how this island of light and water so quickly was colonized. Not long ago this was dense and dark jungle.

Last Updated on 11 April, 2023 by morten

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