An Ostensible Odontonate

While swimming in a lake in north Florida, caught a glimpse of one of the beautiful wonders of nature.  Saw this little guy go from aquatic nymph into a beautiful, adult dragonfly.  Saw him climb up onto a post from the water, park himself, and begin to shed his exoskeleton- the entire process took about an hour, and I got to see the whole thing...VERY COOL!

I missed the first few moments because I ran to go get my camera...

 Half way out

Unfolding the wings

 Wings all dried and getting ready to go!

Very first flight was to the top of this tree.