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Neil Challis / Crimson-tailed marsh skimmer dragonfly (Orthetrum pruinosum) eating a bee on perch, Central Thailand, September.
Marie Read / Front view of an adult Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) in flight carrying a fish, Long Island, New York, USA. August.
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Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) excavating nest scrape on beach by squatting and kicking backwards using its feet, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) brooding small chick in nest on beach, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) nesting, one adult feeds a fish to a small chick that emerges from underneath second adult, Long Island, New York USA, August.
Oliver Wright / Portrait of a Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) Yorkshire, July. Focus stacked image.
Ross Hoddinott / Broad-bodied chaser (Libellula depressa) dragonfly resting on an uncurling fern, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April.
Ross Hoddinott / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) dragonflies resting on backlit reeds close to the water's edge, Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. May.
Oliver Wright / Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) resting on stem, covered in early morning dew. Skipwith Common National Nature Reserve, North Yorkshire, England, UK. May. Focus stacked image.
Marie Read / Black skimmers (Rynchops niger), three in non-breeding plumage on beach, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. January. Digitally altered to remove distractions.
John Chan / Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) skimming water surface / feeding, Southern California, USA, July.
Ross Hoddinott / Broad bodied chaser dragonfly (Libellula depressa), newly emerged, resting on reeds,Broxwater, Cornwall, UK. April 2017.