A Dragonfly Devours a Bee

I have many, many photographs to share from my trip to Maine, but now, before I’ve even shared a handful, I’m heading off to the beach for another week of vacation with my family.

Before I go, I’d like to share my capture (taken in Maine) of a dragonfly wolfing down a bee.

Bon appétit!


30 responses

  1. Among the million photos of Dragonfly’s, there are only few ever captured a moment
    Dragonfly is eating, let alone “Bee”. = Incredibly rare rare shot !
    This is the Photo, should be listed on the Guinness Book of the Record !

    July 26, 2012 at 10:54 am

  2. Great shot! I’m from Maine, so I’ll be looking forward to more photos. Enjoy your holiday!

    July 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

  3. Wonderful shot.

    July 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

  4. What a great shot…..I love Maine too – hubby and I became engaged on a vacation to Maine a million years ago (Kennebunkport). Enjoy your beach break – we’ll look forward to more pix on your return!

    Pam (and Sam)

    July 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    • Thank you, Pam. Wow, Maine would be a wonderful place to become engaged. We had a great beach vacation! Now, we have to get everything back in order. Lots to do! Hope you all are doing well! Hugs to Sammy!

      August 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  5. What a capture! Amazing shot….

    July 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    • Thank you, Scott! It was an amazing thing to see!

      August 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      • You’re welcome…I’m sure it was. 🙂

        August 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  6. spiderpaw

    Wow, that’s crazy. Those bees must be awfully tasty in Maine. Nice shot.

    July 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    • Ha ha! Thanks for your comment. I guess bees must be delicious to dragonflies.

      August 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

  7. Wow! How’d you capture this? Amazing!

    July 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    • Hi, Carissa. Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been out of town. Well, I snuck up on this dragonfly and eased in closer and closer until I had my camera right up next to, just a few inches from, its body on the tree. I took lots of shots throughout the “meal.” I’ll be over your way in the next couple of days to catch up!

      August 5, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  8. this is a killer shot! looks like a sci-fi movie!

    July 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    • It sort of felt like a sci-fi scene when I was watching the kill go down. I witnessed every munch of this meal. I even saw the poor little bee’s feet go in for the last bite.

      August 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

  9. Ummm . . . yummm . . . I think . . . what a nice catch, in both senses of the word!

    July 28, 2012 at 2:58 am

  10. This is impressive.
    Great close up Melanie!

    July 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  11. WOW. This has to be a first for photographers who walk around. I’d expect to see this in some scientific journal, but not in the portfolio of a photographer! I’m impressed big time! 🙂 I had no idea that a dragonfly COULD eat anything as big as a bee.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    • I took about 20 shots of the entire meal–head to toe–shall we say. I was surprised, too, to see a dragonfly consume something so big, and he did it fairly quickly, too!

      Hope all is well with you, George. I’ve missed you!

      August 5, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      • Me too. Hope your vacation was just too great!! 🙂

        August 6, 2012 at 12:50 am

  12. Hi there, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! I truly enjoy your site; keep posting! 🙂 Make sure to click the link.

    August 2, 2012 at 3:53 am

    • Thank you so much for the nomination! I’m grateful for the recognition. 🙂

      August 5, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      • My pleasure dear! 😉

        August 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

  13. Oh, wow, what a great shot! Amazing!

    August 17, 2012 at 2:15 am

    • I felt lucky spotting this one. Thank you for your nice words.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

  14. Un-beee-lievable (har har) shot! Wonderful!

    August 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

  15. Wow! Great capture.

    August 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    • I was lucky to have stumbled upon this “meal.” I took shots of every bite. …

      September 1, 2012 at 1:48 am

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