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Lesser Long Nose Bat with Agave Flower

This image captures the Lesser Long Nose Bat feeding on nectar and pollen of the agave flower. Much maligned as a species, bats are actually extremely intelligent and provide important benefits to natural ecosystems and humankind. The rapid die-off of bats from white nose syndrome, specifically in the northeastern part of the U. S., has been the most serious threat to bats ever recorded. As of 2014, eleven bat species have been proposed for endangered species listing.

TAGS: Arizona, Bat, Flight, Infrared, Night, United States

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© Terry Turrentine.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2014
Total Views: 40
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: May 24, 2015, 3:44 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: NIKON D3X
Focal Length: 250mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f27
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Amado, Arizona, United States of America