These are the first good shots I’ve gotten of any glories before. I have seen Stream Glories (Neurobasis chinensis) in Gavi, but they were far too shy to be able to photograph them. Walking through the forest the other day, however, a single Forest Glory (Vestalis gracilis) flew past me into the undergrowth. Careful not to lose sight, I followed it, only to discover a total of five damselflies lounging about in the shade.
The group was moving fast, however, so I wasn’t able to take my time with the ideal photoshoot. Fortunately, I was able to get a shot of both genders – male pictured above, female below. Taken on the Border Hike activity in the Periyar Tiger Reserve.