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Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus)-1476 | by Don Sausa
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Large Flying Fox (Pteropus vampyrus)-1476

Location: Mt. Kanlaon National Park, Philippines

 

I'm not a fan of bats, but for me to not photograph them while I'm in Negros would be a crime. So I'm paying respects to these endangered animals.

 

They roost along with other species of bats like the Giant golden-crowned flying fox (Acerodon jubatus) which I also photographed. If someone wants to really see them, let me know, otherwise, it will just remain in my storage drives.

 

My mountain guide showed me a spot above the Mambukal Mountain Resort and I had the bats at eye level.

 

Despite the funky "vampyrus" name to it, these bats are fruit bats. I believe they are the main reason why I found santol fruit trees (Sandoricum koetjape) at the primary forest in Mt. Kanlaon. There's no farming or human activity up there.

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Taken on October 9, 2010