"False Vampire Bats"  © Pamela Bole
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(@CharlieBaugh) Charlie Baugh said:May 10th, 2015 (8:53pm) PDT
Interesting and well presented, Pamela. Bats are so mysterious.
@pamelabole replied: Yes, I agree....and I was so surprised to see these guys out in broad daylight! Thanks Charlie for commenting!!! : )
(@kiwibrian) Brian Winter said:March 18th, 2015 (6:41am) PDT
I like this shot a lot Pamela, especially the way you've focused the image.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Brian....I appreciate your kind comments and support! It was challenging to focus on these guys, and not the branches surrounding them...glad I got the shot and that you enjoy it! : )
(@rongood) Ron Good said:February 20th, 2015 (8:52pm) PST
Very interesting shot, they sure have huge ears. I don't think that one guy is sleeping, he's watching you.
@pamelabole replied: Hahaha....I think you are right! Thanks Ron!!!
(@Christine) Christine Muchmore said:February 15th, 2015 (8:30am) PST
Awesome shot.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Christine!!!! : )
(@LauraSample) Laura Sample said:February 12th, 2015 (7:06am) PST
So cool Pamela! Love the composition and view of the little guys! I never saw any when we were in Africa., wish I had.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Laura...I really appreciate your kind comments!! I was really surprised to see these guys hanging in the trees...since it was mid-day! : )
(@MitchG) Michel Gagnon said:February 10th, 2015 (10:44am) PST
Wow...sorry I missed this great photo of the bats Pamela!...wonderful capture...even through the branches ...a very beautiful photo...thanks for sharing...
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much always say the nicest everyone! : )
(@KENBURROWS) Ken Burrows said:February 10th, 2015 (6:58am) PST
Picture perfect, Pamela. What an exciting extra capture and experience. Great crisp detail.
@pamelabole replied: You are so kind Ken...I so, so appreciate you looking and commenting! : )
(@TimDuffus) Tim Duffus said:February 9th, 2015 (6:42pm) PST
Amazing shot Pamela .
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Tim! 😃
(@MarkRobinson) Mark Robinson said:February 8th, 2015 (6:41am) PST
Terrific shot Pamela....... what a sight to see in the day time.Great info.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Mark for your kind comments! : )
(@Brian) Brian Paust said:February 7th, 2015 (8:44pm) PST
Yes, nice focus...looks like you set your camera to spot focus.
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Brian for commenting.......and, I believe I did, if I remember correctly! : )
(@PicturePost) john edward said:February 7th, 2015 (3:43am) PST
Hi Pamela, love this peep through and what a superb focus!
@pamelabole replied: Hi John! Thank you so much for your kind comment!! Yes, it was hard to get a good focus on these guys because of all the branches. I was really happy to get several "peep" shots! : )
(@jkitts) Jeff Kitts said:February 5th, 2015 (7:24pm) PST
Wonderful !!!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Jeff! You always take the time to comment on everyone's photos...and I for one, really appreciate it!!! : )
(@Nature1966) Jeff Sielski said:February 5th, 2015 (3:54pm) PST
Awesome capture Pamela!!
@pamelabole replied: Thank you Jeff!!! : )
(@Jennybear) Jenny Stevens said:February 5th, 2015 (10:14am) PST
Pamela... what a special treat to come across these guys. I personally happen to be a bat lover. My last house, the neighbour had an old barn type outbuilding. FULL of bats. We had very few mosquitoes !!! This is a terrific capture.
@pamelabole replied: Thanks Jenny! I too thought they were kind of cute. They definitely are not the" usual looking' "black bats" with the pointy nose and sharp teeth that they are typically show as. I was just surprised they were not somewhere real dark and well hidden during the heat of the day. And I didn't expect to see bats in Africa! hahaha! Thanks again for always commenting!
(@ramonachiassongmailcom) Ramona Chiasson said:February 5th, 2015 (7:04am) PST
interesting info and pic..Pamela...
@pamelabole replied: Thanks Ramona!! : )
(@Marthe) marthe said:February 5th, 2015 (4:14am) PST
these are 'huge ' bats! great details in this sot, Pamela
@pamelabole replied: Thank you so much Marthe!!! : )

Pamela Bole
 Advanced Amateur

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania, Africa

We were watching a huge lion pride lounging in the shade...when our guide pointed to a small tree nearby and said look through the branches. Bats! Who would have thought bats would be "hanging around" at noon! These are Megadermatidae or False Vampire Bats. They eat primarily insects, but will eat small vertebrates too.

Creepy but kind of cute! hahaha!!!

Thanks for looking!

Uploaded: Feb 4th, 2015 (11:37pm)
Category: Wildlife/Animals
Camera: NIKON D7000
Focal Length: 400 mm
Aperture: f/10
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
ISO: 400

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