Wednesday 27 March 2013

Egyptian Fruit Bats

These Egyptian Fruit Bats were a chance encounter in the centre of Herzliya on our first evening in Israel, found while searching for a suitable restaurant! After our meal, we returned to the car to find the bats still actively feeding on the fruiting trees around the adjacent square, so we got the torch out and started to have a bit of fun photographing them as they fed. Although often skittish, they would occasionally show really well and at point blank range which in turn afforded some great photo opportunities. As it turned out, they proved one of the highlights of the trip and were a fabulous way to start the holiday.

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