Stunning images show agile bats hunting moths and drinking from pond
These amazing shots were captured by wildlife photographer Michael Durham, in Deschutes National Forest and near Pine Creek in Oregon, US.
Bats save energy by drawing in wings on upstroke
Bat wings are like hands: meaty, bony and full of joints. A new study finds that bats take advantage of their flexibility by folding in their wings on the upstroke to save inertial energy. The research suggests that engineers looking at flapping flight should account for wing mass and consider a folding design.
Hang in there, buddy (Animal Kingdom - Malayan Flying Fox bat)
One of my favorite parts of Animal Kingdom and the trails, are the huge bats. I mean, you are IN the room with them, there are no dividers between these huge things and you. Granted, from what I hear they rarely if ever fly into that little porch area but still. I can never stop taking photos of these guys while I am there This trip was no exception. I had about 3/4 shots that I kept, and 3 of them are very similar...but different enough to post. This one I liked how you see his…
18 Mind-Blowing Images From The World Of Science
The Wellcome Image Award winner was announced today: a vivid picture of a mechanical heart pump inside a patient’s chest. See the 17 runners-up, from zebrafish embryos to X-rayed bats and medieval human mandibles.