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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Beautiful Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis)

This particular bat is not really uncommon, but I have been looking to photograph one for years and years. Lovely, graceful, and not terribly friendly! Like all bats they prefer to be left to themselves when it comes to human interaction. 


The image of the red bat roosting on a tree limb was especially hard to obtain. This little male would land for about three seconds (just enough time to barely get into focus) and then take of before I could press the shutter!


© Michael Durham / eastern red bat
eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) roosting on a tree limb


© Michael Durham / eastern red bat
portrait of an eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis)


© Michael Durham / eastern red bat
eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) in flight

2 comments:

lorenwolf said...

As an artist I really enjoy your photographs of the bats.

John Smith said...

love these photographs.. really close enough to see.
Thanks for posting!

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