Friday, February 5, 2010

Bats on a tree (2)

If you look closely, you will see that there are bats on this tree trunk. They have chosen a tree that camouflages themselves very well. This looks like a tree with bark that has scales. What looks like scales on the underside of the tree are bats hanging upside down. Their little faces are looking right at you.

It is not common to see bats on trees in Ccosta Rica. But, of course, I have no idea how many times I have not noticed them but they are there.

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13 comments:

PAK said...

The bats are almost unvisible. In fact, for me, they become visible because of their 'regularity' on the tree.

Kate said...

A terifically fascinating photo. The natural world has lessons to teach us.

Sharon said...

I can't believe how well they blend in to their background. Personally, I like bats. They keep the insect population in check.

Jilly said...

How fabulous. Nature is amazing. thanks for showing us these gorgeous creatures.

brattcat said...

Our bats are dying up here in Vermont. It's so good to see that yours are healthy and abundant.

glenda said...

I remember seeing bats on the trees when I was there. Or I should say I didn't see them until they were pointed out to me.

Jarart said...

The camouflage is perfect. I don't know how you saw them to get the picture. Nature is an amazing thing.

JM said...

I don't know if the bat species is the same, but I have a similar foto taken at Tortuguero at day light. :-)

Lois said...

They are well camouflaged! I had to enlarge the picture to see them. How interesting that they feel safe on the tree. We have bats in the building where I work but you almost never see them either. We have a theatre and they like hang out in the rafters, but every once in awhile they will fly into a hallway.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I never would have seen them! Thanks for the photo.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

WOW! This is the most interesting photo about bats I have seen all my life! You can never ever see them unless you said there are bats on the picture! Love it!

Mabuhay from the Philippines and God Bless You an Costa Rica!

Steven^^

Glennis said...

i would never have seen them without you pointing them out. Amazing!

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