I saw these three dragonflies in the same area on June 10 and was struck by the different perches and poses they use.
A dragonfly perched with the abdomen pointing up is known as being in the obelisk pose or obelisking.
So what is pointing down? Anti-obelisking or just going with gravity?
Commonly they perch parallel to the ground.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area
June 10, 2021
4 thoughts on “Dragonfly Poses”
Lovely photos, Ellen! The middle pose, particularly elegant.
Thank you, Belinda! Glad to know that you liked it.
Nice captures, Ellen, of some of the different poses that dragonflies use.