At least I think it's a grasshopper this voracious dragonfly was eating as I captured it here. Photo taken at the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia.

The same day I took this shot, in another part of the garden, I watched as a grasshopper hopped out of my way--off the path and into the grass--and a dragonfly flew close by it--and I wondered if the dragonfly was hunting the grasshopper. A split second later I had my answer as the dragonfly swooped down, snatched up the grasshopper (which was nearly as long as my index finger) and carried it away! I was amazed!

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