Western River Cruiser
Macromia magnifica
The Western River Cruiser (Macromia magnifica) lives along western rivers of lowlands and foothills from parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California, north through Oregon and Washington. It is the only member of its genus west of the Rocky Mountains. The image shown here was taken along the Yakima River in Benton Co., Washington, in August 2008 with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 2X extender.