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Watch a dancing dragonfly up close

Take a look at this fascinating video of a dragonfly up close, seemingly smiling, dabbing, and posing with human-like expressions in front of the camera.

Is it doing the Macarena, doing the YMCA, or dancing to Madonna’s song ‘Vogue?’

They dance while they’re young

Dragonflies have been around nearly 300 million years and can reach speeds up to 31mph when in flight. But once the dragonfly larvae propel off the water and into the air it only lives for about a month.

If any of the 5,000 species of dragonflies land on your head, the theory goes, count yourself lucky.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger and curious explorer of the world who connects the dots between life, arts, and knowledge.

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