Brilliantly red-orange colored male dragonfly commonly found in the southwest. Females are duller brown in color.
Female? Flame Skimmer.
Observed at an artificial stream at "Scotty's Castle" in Death Valley, Inyo County, California.
Warm (90+F) clear, cloudless sky.
More dragons to be added
The Flame Skimmer or Firecracker Skimmer (Libellula saturata) is a common dragonfly of the family Libellulidae, native to western North America.