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Yawning
Swedish female
Autumn snow in Grand Teton
Frozen
Bitter Cold
“Solstice”
The Pathfinder
Bighorn Sheep in Zion
watching the new pup
Delicacy
Blue reflection in natural pool
Dinner time
Panic
Bubble World
Arcade games
Wrestlers
India women.
Breaking with Teddy
Sky on fire
Vertigo
Soft water into hard stones
BOAT RACE INTERVAL
Zoomburst Bird
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Dinner time

Bats play an essencial role to ecosystems functioning. As they are incredibly diverse, with more than 1200 species worldwide, and their capability of flight (unique among mammals), they occupy a huge set of functions and habitats in nature unavailable to other animals. There are several species of fruit bats, nectar feeding bats, insectivorous bats and even carnivorous bats, which prey upon small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fishes. The production of the largely consumed “tequila”, for example, is highly dependent of bat pollination of Agave plants in Central America.

TAGS: Brazil, Conservation

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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© Augusto Gomes.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 24, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO400
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