Up close and personal with a Meadowhawk dragonfly in Hancock, NH. She stayed still just long enough for me to get this shot, then danced tantalizingly, just out of reach.
Dragonflies are amazing eating machines. Their delicate looking wings conceal a strong ability for agile flight; their compound eyes allow them to see prey in all directions; and their mouthparts...don't even get me started. Freakin' cool.