19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Unfortunate Dragonfly Is Caught by a Rainbow Bee-Eater

A Rainbow Bee-eater prepares to feast on a dragonfly after repeatedly slamming the insect against its perch to stun and subdue it. This photograph captures the unfortunate dragonfly's final moments, just before it is swallowed whole, wings and all.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Perth, Australia
Copyright: © Steve Nicholls
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