As my friend Annie Gottlieb and I like to say, predators are always the most beautiful creatures. Perhaps knowing that a killer lurks inside makes them all the more stunning, physical attractiveness amplified by the spirit of a hunter.
male slaty skimmer (Libellula incesta)
female great blue skimmer (Libellula vibrans)
female eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
male great blue skimmer (Libellula vibrans)