Dragonfly, Indonesia

Photograph by Shikhei Goh

Arrows of rain seem to pelt a dragonfly in Indonesia's Riau Islands. To capture the photo, photographer Shikhei Goh took advantage of “superb lighting” and a friend spraying water on the dragonfly to simulate rain.

(This photo was submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.)

Editors’ Note, January 12, 2012: This caption has been edited to accurately reflect how Goh took the picture. The original caption said that Goh had taken the picture in a sudden rainstorm, which he has done in previous occasions—but not for this photograph.