30 May 2010

A Gulf damselfly

I'm not going to rant about the environmental disaster in the Gulf, because others are covering the topic better than I can.  But I can't pass up this one iconic image.  At the Boston.com photoessay, this little critter was labeled a "dragonfly," but with those laid-back wings it's clearly a damselfly.  A common mistake. 

Kudos to the photographer for taking his lens off the big picture to show one of the little tragedies.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert.

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