|Copyright: rajan rajwade (Mrajan)
|Date Taken: 2009-05-15|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 7:16|
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|The Bat--- This bat was taking his rest in a deep dark well. At noon time i noticed it. and with the help of mirror focus i shooted it.I tried much to capture its face but it disappointed me. may be it was having sound sleep.So finaly i decided to retreat.|
Bats are flying mammals in the order Chiroptera (pronounced /kaɪˈrɒptərə/). The forelimbs of bats are webbed and developed as wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums and colugos, glide rather than fly, and only for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, like birds, but instead flap their spread out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium. Chiroptera comes from two Greek words, cheir (χειρ) "hand" and pteron (πτερον) "wing."
There are about 1,100 bat species worldwide, which represent about twenty percent of all classified mammal species. About seventy percent of bats are insectivores. Most of the rest are frugivores, or fruit eaters. A few species feed from animals other than insects. Bats are present throughout most of the world and perform vital ecological roles such as pollinating flowers and dispersing fruit seeds. Many tropical plants depend entirely on bats for the distribution of their seeds.
(with the help of wikipedia)
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- [2010-01-20 10:56]
which capture interesting. Excellent BG and contrast of colors, my congratulations.
The friendly Greetings from Germany,