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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bat Chase - Hot Pursuit

The high-speed camera is cool because it can record things beyond what the human eye can perceive. I remain convinced that there are some wonderful and amazing things that happen at every moment, but proceed unnoticed because of perception, or lack there of.

Behold two long-legged bats in hot pursuit of one another. This is not the best image, but it records something remarkable. Note how they are contorting their bodies as they proceed at full speed with what appears to be chase and evasion.

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Two long-legged bats (Myotis volans) exit Pond Cave, one in hot pursuit of the other

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Husband, Father, Student Of Natural History, Photographer