Merlin Chasing Dragonfly
Acrylic on canvas
Original painting is sold but prints are available
15 x 30"
Merlins often hunt dragonflies on the wing, capturing and eating their prey without landing; in this case, a Common Green Darner. Their migration through Duluth has been shown to coincide with large numbers of dragonflies that also migrate at the same time. The falcon is shown at sunset, with orange light reflected in the tail.