A Red Grasshawk Dragonfly and an Asian Groundling Dragonfly were hanging out near the koi pond at breakfast one morning and kindly posed for photos.
Dragonflies are amazing insects. They can operate each of their four wings independently which allows them to fly with great precision, forwards, sideways, and backwards. They are fast and can sometimes reach speeds of up to 18 mph.
These insects have large compound eyes with about 30,000 facets and almost 360 degree vision.
With these abilities, dragonflies are wonderful hunters and can accurately snatch their prey out of the air and eat them while still in flight.