Emperor Dragonfly, Anax imperator, emerging from the larval exoskeleton. I found out they do it around 11-12 in the night, after figuring that the rest was easy.


dragon, dragonfly, eclosion, emperor, larva, metamorphosis


  • velveteagle
    velveteagleover 6 years ago

    Fantastic to see… Great capture..

  • vampibunni
    vampibunniover 6 years ago

    thats kinda creepy, but cool as well =]

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 6 years ago

    You are so totally a magician. Do you photograph you stuff in the wild with a portable background and flash, or did you actually bring the lareva into your studio? Your work is amazing and I am continually in awe.

  • weepingwillow
    weepingwillowover 6 years ago

    what a great moment !!!!…looks like hes doing a swan dive hahah …great job !!

  • Cheri  McEachin
    Cheri McEachinover 6 years ago

    WOW oh WOW!!! awsome just awsome

  • Jodie Carruthers
    Jodie Carruthersover 6 years ago

    You have such great timing with your photos!
    How do you do it???

  • nellie
    nellieover 6 years ago

    A brilliant shot! David Attenborough would be proud! Your work is of such a high standard…

  • Carly Michael
    Carly Michaelover 6 years ago


  • atomikboy
    atomikboyover 6 years ago

    Incredible.Your patient for sure.

  • Ness Fitzgerald
    Ness Fitzgeraldalmost 6 years ago

    wow! looks like a scene from an alien movie.

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