Australian Emperor Dragonfly

JUNIOR - Winner

Australian emperor dragonflies are large, fiercely territorial and are found all over Australia. I spotted this individual sitting poised for take-off among the plants in my grandparents’ garden.

Cootamundra, New South Wales 

Nikon D3100, AF-S Nikkor 18Ð55mm f/3.5Ð5.6 G VR + 20mm macro extension ring , 1/200, f/5.6 ISO 200, flash, handheld

by Ian Bool, New South Wales, aged 16