|The picture is grainy because I had to zoom in full. It might have helped to increase the ISO and use a smaller aperture, but there was no time to do that. As it was the hiking group I was with had got a long way ahead by the time I had finished.
Red dragonflies are common here, but I have before seen one of this striking purple colour. I do not know if it is a different species or, perhaps, had only just emerged. So far as I know there is no field book for dragonflies in Mauritius.
Purple dragonfly (2)