If you’ve been outdoors near water lately, you’ve seen this pretty dragonfly.
His name is the common whitetail (Plathemis lydia) and he’s very territorial. This pose is one way he threatens his competition.
Learn about his threat display and see a photo of his lady — she looks very different! — at this Throw Back Thursday article: Threat Display.
(photo from Wikimedia Commons; click on the image to see the original)