All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

There is a LOT of action going on in this photo! Note the 5 dragonflies (the red one at the top is partially obscured) and the blue damselfly in the lower right. The female is laying her eggs near the stick in the water as her mate hovers above. Male d...
There is a LOT of action going on in this photo! Note the 5 dragonflies (the red one at the top is partially obscured) and the blue damselfly in the lower right. The female is laying her eggs near the stick in the water as her mate hovers above. Male dragonflies are highly territorial, they spend a lot of time chasing each other! I tried in vain for over an hour to photograph one of the red dragonflies, this is the only one I got. This pond at the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge is alive with dragonflies, damselflies and other aquatic insects.

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