Dragonflies

 

Dragonflies: Masters of Air and Water

By Gwen Pearson

Bird-watching has more popular recognition as a hobby, but you can also dragonfly-watch. And what ’s not to love about dragonflies? With names like Cyrano Darner, Serpent Ringtail, Black-winged Dragonlet, and a whole group of Shadow Dragons, they make a life list interesting.  A new book by an avid dragon-watcher is a collection of photos and essays about these predatory minibeasts:

Dragonflies

Dragonflies: Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land

by Pieter van Dokkum, published by Yale University Press.

Photography by Pieter van Dokkum.