Photos of birds, fish, flowers and miscellaneous things that catch my eye and instill a sense of wonder.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
From Nymph to a Brand New Dragonfly!
Dragonfly nymphs emerging from the water (left, under the lily pad leaf), having shed their nymph exoskeleton and airing out their new wings. Oh what a glorious thing it must be to fly for the very first time, having spent their entire lives thus far underwater! On the right, a skipper butterfly rests in a lily flower.
Close-up on the juvenile dragonflies as they wait for their wings to dry and their exoskeleton to harden.