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Evening Drive
Grandma's Kitchen
Just spotted some unique plant while walking in the streets of ruwias
Clair-Obscur
A Sunflower Peeking Out.
Cloaked in Folds
A Path of Edges
Reflecting in Birmingham, Alabama
Visibility on Endless Texas Highways
The Sprawl of Sunlight
Village
Frozen in time
Blue ponchos
Colours
The look of intrigue on the face of a toddler
A journey to a Wonder
American flag overlooking Catalina Island
A child at the pool
Antelope Canyon wall
The bridge and highway system of the western Sierra Madre
Sunset
The Western Sierra Madre
Smoking Fly
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Frozen in time

The Earth without bats would be a very different and much poorer place. More than 1,300 species of bats around the world are playing ecological roles that are vital to the health of natural ecosystems and human economies. Many of the more than 1,300 bat species consume vast amounts of insects, including some of the most damaging agricultural pests. Others pollinate many valuable plants, ensuring the production of fruits that support local economies, as well as diverse animal populations. Fruit-eating bats in the tropics disperse seeds that are critical to restoring cleared or damaged rainforests. Even bat droppings (called guano) are valuable as a rich natural fertilizer.

TAGS: Animal, Bat, Costa Rica, Nature, Wild

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 3, 2015, 2:27 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 300mm
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