Nature, red in tooth and claw (1)
I've seen very few dragonflies this year. Yesterday, the sun was out and I saw dozens of dragonflies.
Usually when I approach dragonflies they buzz off. This one had just caught prey (some sort of bee) in mid-flight and had settled to devour it. I got a few photographs.
Golden-ringed dragonfly - Cordulegaster boltonii
Magnificent creature. About 8cm long. Female.
@fitheach woah, good shot!
I was lucky, I had a real camera with me, rather than just my smartphone.
@fitheach Wow, nice close-up!
I wouldn't have managed it had the dragonfly not stopped for lunch.