Dragons & Damsels
More beautiful than butterflies, more spectacular fliers than hummingbirds, and with intriguing behaviour as complex as mammals or birds, dragonflies and damselflies have been flying around for hundreds of millions of years, crossing paths with dinosaurs before we mammals were even a twinkle in the eye of evolution. They’re often described as “primitive” - which is simply wrong. Surviving on the planet for that long means being pretty special – and this film will show just how special they are. Dragonflies live very complex lives and, as we watch these lives in intimate detail, we find ourselves in a world of drama and intrigue, even meeting those with their own distinct personalities. Dragons and damsels are masters of two worlds. As larvae underwater they are voracious predators whilst as adults in the air above they use their aerial skill to catch insects in flight. They truly are the ultimate insects.