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American bullfrog attacks dragonfly

Lithobates catesbeianus; Libellula vibrans


An American bullfrog attacks a female Great Blue Skimmer (Libellula vibrans) as she oviposits eggs in the wetlands. Photo 1 of 2 is a copy of the original photograph, annotated to highlight the dragonfly; Photo 2 of 2 is the original photograph. See also "Flying frog attacks dragonfly," a recent post on my Posterous photoblog featuring two video clips and two galleries of a time series of 10 still photos saved from one of the videos. The video clips, still photos, and related narrative text in my Posterous photoblog post tell a much more compelling story than either a YouTube or Vimeo video alone ever could. Check it out!


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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HeatherMiller 10 years ago

I think about 2 or 3 months ago...I'm on law school the summer seems like years ago... :-)

Geodialist 10 years ago

Thanks to all for the very kind words! When did you become a Noah Ranger, Heather?

AshleyBradford 10 years ago

That is AWESOME!! Excellent documentation! What a fantastic thing to have watched, let alone caught on video!

HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Wow, well worth the visit to waltersanford's link above! What a great job documenting your spotting and add notating your video and still shot series. LOVE the tech tip at the end. thank you much for sharing on Project Noah and on the webpage.

MickGrant 10 years ago

Good shots and spotting video Walter!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 24, 2011
Submitted on Sep 30, 2011

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