Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in tandem and in wheel)

The following photograph shows Mike Powell shooting a mating pair of Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (Sympetrum vicinum) resting in tandem on the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows Park.

Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in tandem)

The pair of dragonflies went into wheel minutes later, as shown in the following time-series of photos.

Don’t you just love the look the male dragonfly is giving me in the last photo? I imagine he’s thinking, “Hey buddy, have you seen enough? Take a picture — it will last longer!”

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2 Responses to “Autumn Meadowhawk dragonflies (mating pair, in tandem and in wheel)”

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Fascinating action sequence of photos of the dragonflies in action. No matter how many times I see dragonflies mating, I am always amazed by the acrobatic process.

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