Video: The Secret World of Dragonflies

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The colorful, acrobatic dragonfly may seem familiar, but this stunning macro film reveals the mysteries behind its metamorphic life cycle—and some surprising adaptations.

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This video was created by Andy Holt and first published on 17 Dec 2014.


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Susan Frudd

Beautiful a delight to watch.

Pat Jandacek

So interesting and so well done!