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Damselfly courtship

Duration: 01:02

Male damselflies compete for females, grabbing them from the water. The males try to keep hold of their female after mating, but when she disappears underwater to lay her eggs, they can be dragged under. Other males flutter around the pair as they submerge.

Available since: Wed 8 Feb 2012

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Realms of the Russian Bear Green Jewel of the Caspian

1/6 This episode shows the verdant beauty of the wetlands surrounding the Caspian Sea.

First broadcast: 15 Nov 1992

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