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The event took a traumatic turn when an ant came up and bit the dragonfly's leg, causing him to lurch, and fall back into the water below the rock he was on. There was a gasp from the onlookers, and we quickly rescued him. Amazingly, the ant was still holding on when we got him back up onto the rock. We took care of the ant straight away, but the damage was done; one leg was broken, and he was bleeding green stuff. He did manage to fly away later (or get eaten), since he was gone on our way back.
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Taken by Daniel Peckham with a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 800 | f 4 | 1/2500 sec | 40mm