This large Damsel Fly was one of many flitting over the pools at the waterfalls.
It was striking the lack of wildlife to be seen in Laos. Coming down the Mekong the only thing we spotted was the occasional Egret. Here at the falls there was no sound of bird life at all. Even insects are in short supply apart from large butterflies. moths and the inevitable mosquitoes, making these damsel flies unusual. I can only think, given the small size of the population and how much wilderness there is, that everything edible was either blown up or decimated by desperate people during the war years and is yet to be replaced.