A damselfly lands on a fern leaf inside the Selous game reserve in Tanzania.

(Courtesy Robert J. Ross)

This story originally aired on Jan. 6, 2016.

Colorado photographer Robert J. Ross took thousands of photos in Tanzania -- lions, elephants, crocodiles. But it's his image of a wispy, blue damselfly perched on a fern leaf that's his favorite. The photograph is one of 400 in his new book, “The Selous in Africa: A Long Way From Anywhere.” He spoke to Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.

(Courtesy Robert J. Ross)