Oh, wow! That's a lot of bats! I love the soft colors of the sky. You can almost feel them moving, churning! Terrific capture, Mark! Hope you have a great weekend!Sylvia
Nic Shot. Bats conjure up such intrigue expecially silhoutted against a sky at dusk.
You have captured the sky well - Wonder where those Fruit bats are headed to? Enjoy your week-end
I love Fruit Bats aka Flying Fox's, great shot:)
Gorgeous soft colours, and I have never seen bats like this before! So many of them all flying the same direction!!
Wow, what a cool sighting. Great capture of the bats in flight.
Lovely shot!cheers from Uruguay http://gabrielaabalo.blogspot.com/2011/02/skywatch-friday-season-4-episode-30.html
oh, where d'ya go?
That is an evil looking image. Does this happen all the time, or is this unusual?http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com
Amazing bats... the chain of life needs these little creatures! wow... what an amazing colony!Happy Weekend!~Maria
Diane, the fruit bats are mostly headed to local forests to feed on nectar and fruit. Le Loup this is a very normal sight in Grafton. Sometimes there are 10,000 bats on Susan Island, sometimes up to 10 million.
That is an incredible fruit bat population! I can't even imagine seeing that many in one location! There's just something about bats that sends a shiver through me. Must be all those stories I heard and read about in childhood.
Cool. Where are they headed now?
Steffe they roost on Susan Island and every night they fly out and then return in the hour before dawn. The pre dawn return is totally unspectacular.Have a great weekend
Don't know whether to laugh or cry: we have bats in the attic, and they are protected. You are not allowed to displace them, and the thought of large numbers is a worrying one :-)
This would freak me out a little in real life, but looking at the photo it's just great :)Happy Friday!
nice! where are the bats headed?
Lovely shot, I have a very similar one taken in the Botanical gardens in sydney. looking at your shot, I could almost hear them flying overhead!!
Very pretty...thought they were birds at first. I actually like bats...but then I like mice too, and hey, mice with wings!