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dog-faced fruit bat

Inside the bat cage (not the batting cage). I was given the rare and fascinating experience of stepping into some of the bat cages at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Just me, my camera, and 160 live bats. I didn't have much time but it was great to have the chance to document part of a great conservation movement. I'll post more pictures soon.


Dog-faced fruit bat

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  • Zemlinki! PRO 8y

    what a cute little face!
  • Andrew McFarlane PRO 8y

    Awesome shot! I grew up in a house with a huge old barn full of bats. They would fly out every night like the opening credits of Scooby Doo. They did do an excellent job on the skeeters - even though we lived right next to a marsh, we had very few.

    Course they would get stuck in the house and fly around and scare us sometimes.

    And it totally looks like Stellaluna too!
  • Gigglejuice 8y

    Fascinating photo!

    The SLRs
  • snowingindoors 8y

    Gorgeous bat photo!
  • Lori Haskell 8y

    This is awesome. How kewl that you got to have that experience.
  • jenny murray PRO 8y

    What a face! I keep meaning to get over there. I love bats, they're the coolest.
  • rina_cherezova 8y

    (anything fantastic)
  • Valerie PRO 8y

    Wow! Excellent capture!

    Seen in Top 20 Zoo Photos!
  • gerson lessa 8y

    I love bats, they are cute and so low profile. they are exquisite flying machines too. great pics here. thanks for your visit!
  • imemgee 8y

    Frikkin cool ass creatures! Nice!
  • Andrew McFarlane PRO 8y

    Hey Spike, I blogged a small version of this to Massive trade sends Legislature, Governor to Guam. Hope that's cool by you!
  • Matt Stangis 8y

    They creep me out, but this is an amazing photo.
  • zackarydoo 8y

    Oh scary! :) Great capture.
  • Tense PRO 8y

    I love bats! THis is a wonderful shot. How envious I am at your chance to get to do that! :)
  • **Mary** PRO 8y

    Wonderful capture.... and oh those eyes! It is in 20th spot today in Top20ThingswithWings. Congratulations!
  • luna.nik 8y

    What an awesome opportunity and photo Spike!
  • Memories By Becky 8y

    I'm laying here with my son and as I'm reading your caption he says "I hate that picture it scares me, please go to the next one..." but I was thinking the same as one of the above comments....the bat does look kinda cute. :)
  • paul hitz PRO 8y

    Spike - if this photo is scaring little kids, you just might have to show it next month!
  • Sheryl McAuley 8y

    Great Shot.
    You are invited to add this image to
    ***Fantastic Animal Photos***

  • Luana Da Silva 5y

    this pic is amazing!
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Taken on March 11, 2007
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