Common Green Darner (Anax junius) dragonflies mating at the edge of a Pawlet pond. The male uses claspers at the end of his abdomen to grasp the female behind the neck. Mating pairs can often be seen flying in tandem. The Green Darner is one of the largest and most common dragonfly species in North America.

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Photographs from the Quiet Wilderness of Pawlet, Vermont by Ryan Van Meter

Photographs & Words © 2022 — Ryan Van Meter