Atop a leaf, a dragonfly perches waiting for prey.

This dragonfly (Orthretrum julia falsum) perches atop a long leaf on a water plant in our garden pond. From this vantage point it waits alert to hunting any small insect that may fly past. Every now and then it darts off in pursuit and then returns to its post atop the leaf. Sometimes it returns chewing on freshly caught prey, but most often it returns unsuccessful to wait and watch again and again.

This post is in response to this week’s photo challenge with the theme “atop”.

Posted by Carol 

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