Feb 28, 2007

Four For Your Pleasure

Clare noticed my dearth of bat photos and went to the trouble of sifting through the many bat images out there to present you with this quad-pack of Chiropterans.

Why does each of them look like they are caught between a sneeze and laughing? That last one's nose really gets to me. It reminds me of one of my kids' spikey play-toys.

BTW, you can click on each of the 'Photo' links to get more species information on each of these four beasties.

Thanks for the links, Clare.

Photo credit: Alex Borisenko, via the Royal Ontario Museum and LiveScience.com



















Photo
credit: Alex Borisenko, via the Royal Ontario Museum and LiveScience.com




















Photo credit: Alex Borisenko, via the Royal Ontario Museum and LiveScience.com



















Photo credit: Alex Borisenko, via the Royal Ontario Museum and LiveScience.com

5 comments:

Jack Ruttan said...

How do they get the angle so perfect? Is this the Sears bat portrait studio?

Jade said...

Nifty pictures. Bats are very interesting animals.

Denita TwoDragons said...

What you don't realize is, this is the same bat. He's just bloating his face out in a rare pufferfish-like defense display... *grin*

--TwoDragons

Kirsten said...

The reason they most likely look like that is they are probably using their sonar to figure out what the hell is going on! They look menacing with thier mouths open but often they are just sonaring thier enviroment. I love bats. They are so amazingly marvelous looking!

Raging Wombat said...

I wonder if I could use that sonar trick to get my girls to pose properly when we get their portraits taken...