New Forest Wildlife Photography

Dragonflies

The New Forest contains important wetland areas on the low-lying heath, a type of terrain which supports many rare plants and animals. These bogs and mires can be hazardous for people to wander into, but their inaccessibility is precisely what makes them a haven for wildlife. This is especially true of dragonfiles and damselfiles which thrive here. The New Forest has a superb diversity of dragonfly species and if you know where to go in the forest during summer time then you can enjoy an amazing spectacle of these beautiful insects flying all around you. For a truly comprehensive resource on New Forest Dragonflies check out Doug Overton’s excellent site which has a lot of very useful information.

If you’d like to learn more about how to photograph dragonflies for yourself, why not book your own 1-1 photograpy workshop? It’s your bespoke day, if you want it to be all about dragonflies it can be!