A dragon fly on a fig branch.
• A dragonfly has extraordinary visual capabilities. Two large compound eyes each contain up to 30,000 facets. Each facet “faces in a slightly different direction and resolves a separate image,” enabling it to see in almost every direction simultaneously (from Dragonflies by Cynthia Berger, page 22).
• As aerodynamic wonders, dragonflies have long intrigued the U.S. military and NASA. Wing design allows these aerial acrobats to launch vertically, hover motionless for up to a minute, make zigzag maneuvers and stop on a dime.
Are dragonflies mere mutants or masterpieces of divine design? Think about it.
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