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All is not beauty and peace at the garden I frequent in the summer months to take photos of insects and birds. Life is just as cruel, heartless and cold as it is filled with beauty, love and joy, and I choose to photograph it all since that's life. I was not happy to find this dragonfly caught in the web of a garden spider, my heart sank when I saw it, but the huge spider was nearing the time to have its babies and needed the nourishment that the dragonfly would provide.

Photo taken at the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, Virginia.

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