Watch a dragonfly emerging

View extraordinary footage of a larva turning into a dragonfly

Dragonfly emerging.
© Andy Holt


After two and a half years beneath the surface of the water a larva leaves its aquatic home and climbs up a reed stem.

It is beginning the final part of its journey and will pass its genes on to the next generation. 

Watch this incredible video of a dragonfly easing itself out of a larva’s exoskeleton, unfurling its body and stretching out its wings for the first time.

See more amazing photography and videos by Andy Holt. 

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