Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

ENDANGERED SPECIES - Bat

This challenge closed over 4 years ago.

The Challenge

Another of my favourites and sadly many of this species of mammal are endangered or extinct. With over 50 different species of bats on the endangered list I’m not going to narrow this one down. If its a bat you can add it to this challenge.

From fruit bats to horseshoe bats, from Indonesia to Columbia you name it there will be a bat there somewhere and it is probably on the endangered list.

Bats of course are flying mammals in fact the only true flying mammals around most are insectivores meaning they hunt and consume insects, while the rest are frugivores meaning they consume fruit oh and there are some which feed on blood, small mammals, frogs etc. Now those bats that hunt for insects rely on something called echolocation, similar to that of a sonogram or ultrasound. The high pitched frequency that bats emit bounce off objects and the frequency waves that come back basically tell the bat what that object is. This along with the good eyesight that bats have enables them to hunt after dark. Different species of bat emit different frequency calls these different frequencies can help identify the species of bat using bat detectors. Bats also emerge from their roosts at different times depending on the species.

If you would like more information on bats as a whole you can click on Bats. If you would like more information on the British species of bats and how you can help click on Bat Conservation Trust or for general information click on The Secret Life of Bats

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.

Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board, but I will also pick another 9 entries of personal choice to be featured to cover our feature board. (Subject to the number of entries).

1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE

Cover Image: Fruity by burnettbirder

Completed

The Top Ten

Fruity by burnettbirder

Fruity by burnettbirder was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 11 votes.

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  • Bats about you! by IngridSonja
  • Grey-headed flying fox by Janette Anderson
  • Bat cave on Pemeratan Island, Bali by Michael Brewer

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