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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stunning Bat Pictures

Swooping low over a garden pond in Surrey, these are the stunning pictures of bats enjoying an evening drink at their favourite watering hole.

They are so detailed you can even see the night creatures slurping from the pool with their little pink tongues.

The amazing shots were taken after months of painstaking planning by wildlife photographer Kim Taylor.

After noticing the beautiful bats flying close to his garden pond at night Kim began wondering how he could capture the moment they drank from the pool.

Travelling at 20mph, with wing beats not visible to the human eye and flying mostly at night the bats are notoriously difficult to photograph.

They are also no bigger than a human hand and weigh less than half an ounce.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1213851/Stunning-shots-thirsty-bats-swooping-lick-water-garden-pond.html#ixzz0SViysdSz


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