Dragonflies are ancient insects. They have existed on Planet Earth for approximately 300 million years. Today, they look very much like they did in “dinosaur times,” though they have gradually gotten smaller since then. Though many people fear them, dragonflies cause no harm to humans whatsoever. They are often curious toward humans and will fly around you for that reason, but they do not sting or bite. This female widow skimmer seemed a bit curious about me. Maybe that’s why she was so cooperative during our photoshoot. This was taken in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ USA with my Nikon D3100 and the 85mm macro lens.