Life and Death on the Lake

While sitting on the dock with my camera in hand, I watched two dragonflies crash onto the lake’s surface. One flew away and one was left floating on its back. The one on the water struggled to right itself and fly away, but its movements attracted a nearby bluegill. A quick sequence of events, and a link the food web is completed.

An upside down dragonfly struggles on the water's surface

A bluegill surfaces for a dragonfly lunch

Ripples on a the surface of a calm lake