dog-faced fruit bat

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    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
    Part of batconservation.org
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    snowingindoors, jenny murray, and 30 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Zemlinki! 86 months ago | reply

      what a cute little face!

    2. farlane 86 months ago | reply

      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!

    3. snowingindoors 86 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous bat photo!

    4. loridz 86 months ago | reply

      This is awesome. How kewl that you got to have that experience.

    5. jenny murray 86 months ago | reply

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

    6. rina_cherezova 86 months ago | reply

      Awesome!
      (anything fantastic)

    7. ucumari 86 months ago | reply

      Wow! Excellent capture!

      Seen in Top 20 Zoo Photos!

    8. galessa's plastics 86 months ago | reply

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

    9. imemgee 86 months ago | reply

      Frikkin cool ass creatures! Nice!

    10. farlane 86 months ago | reply

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

    11. docksidepress 86 months ago | reply

      They creep me out, but this is an amazing photo.

    12. zackarydoo 86 months ago | reply

      Oh scary! :) Great capture.

    13. EyeOfTheJen 85 months ago | reply

      I love bats! THis is a wonderful shot. How envious I am at your chance to get to do that! :)

    14. **Mary** 82 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture.... and oh those eyes! It is in 20th spot today in Top20ThingswithWings. Congratulations!

    15. luna.nik 81 months ago | reply

      What an awesome opportunity and photo Spike!

    16. Memories By Becky 81 months ago | reply

      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. :)

    17. paulhitz 81 months ago | reply

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

    18. DreamzInColor 77 months ago | reply

      Great Shot.
      You are invited to add this image to
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    19. SpeakUpSista 47 months ago | reply

      this pic is amazing!

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