My other passion

Now I’m home for a few days in summer (a rarity for me in recent years) I have time to pick up my other passion: dragonflies. In the past years I was often away for most of the dragonfly season, so there wasn’t much to do for me on that front. But with these two weeks off, I had at least a little time to go.

Banded Darter

As I only really started watching dragonflies after I started studying in Groningen, I only noticed at that point how good the area where I used to live was for dragonflies. Several nice species can be found in that area, like this Banded Demoiselle and Banded Darter. The first is a species for clean, relatively fast flowing streams in open terrain, the later more a southern species that is moving north with the changing climate.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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