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Dog walkers by the shore of Derwentwater, Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria
An adult emperor dragonfly

Emperor dragonflies shed underwater skins ready for life above the pond 

Britain’s largest dragonfly species has been captured shedding its skin on ponds at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield estate, near Bristol, during a process known as ‘emerging’ that marks the start of adult life.

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