A Festival of Dragons
These dragons are warming up in the first rays of the sun as it comes into the valley. They spent the night hanging from the paddy field produce, amongst a few thousand long jawed spiders and argiope spiders, various mantids.
I am so lucky, across the road from my house, there is a 25m square patch of undeveloped land, over which a swarm of flavescens entertain me all day long, and I don't need to leave my chair :)
Location is Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Alongside a stream and paddy fields.
''Pantala flavescens'', the Globe Skimmer or Wandering Glider, is a wide-ranging dragonfly of the family Libellulidae. This species and ''Pantala hymenaea,'' the "Spot-winged Glider", are the only members of the genus ''Pantala'' from the subfamily Pantalinae. It was first described by Fabricius in 1798. It is considered to be the most widespread dragonfly on the planet.