immature dragon fly, dragon flies

Dragonflies are capable of hovering followed by rapid acceleration. Some nymphs even hunt on land, an aptitude which could easily have been more common in ancient times when terrestrial predators were clumsier. Giant dragonflies can glide 20 meters at 10 degrees and a velocity of 74 cm per second which is similar to some birds . They capture their prey by clasping them in legs studded with spikes. Prey can not escape by diving away because dragonflies always attack from below.

Direction Walk 0.11 km or 2 mins south east from last photo
Location Murchison Falls, East Africa, Uganda, Africa
Info F 6.3 1/200 ISO 200 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Country Uganda State East Africa
City Murchison Falls Weather Cloudy, Rain
Continent Africa Day Murchison Falls
Activity Game drive Tour GAP (Great Adventure People)
Date 2007:09:25 17:00:06 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 1229
Height 922 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 300.0 mm Exposure 1/200
F Number 6.3 ISO 200
White Bal. Auto Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 769.47 m
Latitude 2.24972222222222 Longitude 31.5818833333333
Altitude 72.19540405 m File Size 765 kB
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