A pollen-gilded bat (Phyllonycteris poeyi) emerging from a flower of the blue mahoe tree (Talipariti elatum) demonstrates the carrying capacity of fur. This bat lives in eastern Cuba in a colony more than one million strong—a pollinating powerhouse.
For this shot, the feeder seen here was mist-netted as it approached the flower and released into photographer Merlin Tuttle’s portable studio. A set of blue mahoe branches and a flower indistinguishable from those where the bat was netted were placed in the studio. “After setting up a camera and flashes, we simply waited for the bat to come to the flower,” Tuttle says.
Photographer: Merlin Tuttle ~ http://goo.gl/5JgpD8
Yesterday was National Elephant Day in Thailand! I do not know anyone who has done more to help the Asian elephant than this incredible woman, Lek.
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Lek, thank you for the incredible work you do to help these beautiful animals. I can't wait to be there again.
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