Acrobatic or Obelisk Posture?
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The obelisk posture is a handstand-like position that some dragonflies and damselflies assume to prevent overheating on sunny days. The abdomen is raised until its tip points at the sun, minimizing the surface area exposed to solar radiation. When the sun is close to directly overhead, the vertical alignment of the insect's body suggests an obelisk.|
Geez, that was a painful heat from the sun. I got sunburnt on my neck after taking this image.
Whatever it is, I do amazed of their behavior and instinct to survive with the nature.
You can try with this dragonfly anywhere as long you are willing to feel the searing heat of the sun. But of course, with a correct apparel of protection.
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