Friday, 26 March 2010

By night, they take flight

I didn't realize this at first, but here in Sydney bats are no strange thing to see every evening as the sun is setting. At first I hadn't really taken notice, assuming they were birds having not looked hard enough. Seriously, swarms of the creature wake up in the evening and up and flying for the night. Its such a novelty to me having only ever seen bats in zoos or on tv.
The day I took these photos we were walking through a park and saw these bats still resting in a tree, we just so happened to be walking past a really gothic church at sunset when the bats were all waking up.
Bats are nothing to fear. Though they may look scary most of these ones are fruit bats or insect eaters, no need to protect your neck here.

1 comment:

  1. Love the way the bats are hanging in the sun! They are bigger than you think - Like the way you have composed shots, you have made the church look a bit spooky!