Sky Hunters: The World of the Dragonfly explores the ancient dragonfly and their insect world.
They hover over ponds and pools and inhabit the banks of rivers and streams. With their dazzling metallic colours and unique ways of flying, the dragonflies are truly jewels of the air.
Fascinating close up shots take us into the world of these insects, which have lived on earth for over 300 million years.
Spectacular super slow motion shots and elaborate computer animation uncover, for the first time, how dragonflies capture their prey at lightning speed while flying and how they mate in the air.
Underwater photography reveals the development of the predatory dragonfly larvae while time lapse sequences show the emergence of the fully grown insect.
However these amazingly colourful flying acrobats are in danger. The dragonfly’s preferred habitat in and around water is rapidly diminishing, which, in Europe alone, has pushed around 80 species to the brink of extinction.
- Release date2010
- Full runtime50 minutes
- Part of the seriesThe Secrets of Nature
- Narrated byAndrew Solomon
- Directed, written and edited byKurt Mündl
- Production companyORF Universum, Power of Earth Productions