Friday, July 29, 2016

Blue Dasher Bug Yoga

On hot days, dragonflies will “obelisk” to regulate the amount of sunlight that hits their bodies. Or maybe they do it to show off.

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Male Slaty Skimmer having a snack

I was watching this male Slaty Skimmer for a while. It flew off a and came back with a snack.

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

If you can get past the freak-out factor, it is actually quite interesting how these dragons can chomp down a big bug without the use of their legs to manipulate it. They have all kinds of structures in their mouths that grasp the bug while the chew it up.

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sometimes I’ll take a photo just because it is hard to do.

Here is a male Slatey Skimmer shot against a dark background. It is almost like shooting black cats in a coal mine.

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