1. Camera: HP psc1500
  1. Camera: Samsung GT-S5830
  2. Aperture: f/2.6
  3. Exposure: 1/2th
  4. Focal Length: 3mm

that-oneblonde:

I want it so bad!

penguinssonamor:

Rex’s nose up close.

jessealveo:

The Bat.

Indian Flying Fox ~ Indischer Riesenflughund ~ Pteropus giganteus

2014 © Jesse Alveo

  1. Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 607mm
minxie413:

Fruit bats

minxie413:

Fruit bats

de-li-ri-um:

Fruit bat or flying fox (Pteropus medius) skin and skeleton

biologicalmarginalia:

Supernumerary toes in a female New World fruit bat Artibeus lituratus. This individual was very large and pregnant, so the polydactyly evidently was no hindrance. It is hypothesized this defect was caused by inbreeding as the result of a small harem in an isolated roosting canopy.

Gonçalves, F. et al. (2012) Polydactyly in the largest New World fruit bat, Artibeus lituratus. Mammal Review 42(4) 304–309.

klia00:

via cheezburger

klia00:

via cheezburger

whatthefauna:

Bats (like this epauletted fruit bat) are excellent thermoregulators. To keep warm, they wrap their wings around their bodies like a blanket. If they get too hot, these bats just lightly flap their wings to disperse some of the heat.

Image credit: Richard Lloyd

whatthefauna:

Bats (like this epauletted fruit bat) are excellent thermoregulators. To keep warm, they wrap their wings around their bodies like a blanket. If they get too hot, these bats just lightly flap their wings to disperse some of the heat.

Image credit: Richard Lloyd