Wednesday, 29 January 2014

An Impromptu Encounter with the Bats!

A few days back I had an Impromptu Encounter with Bats. They are the only mammals who can fly. For an hour I was glued to my camera trying to get one good picture.

However, it is a tedious task to capture them. They are too quick. Out of my numerous attempts, only the a few pictures were good enough to be shared. Have a look.....





Echolocating Bat (Did you notice it's tongue coming out?)







In the picture above, the Bat is echolocating by sending out high-pitched sounds through its mouth. These signals bounce off nearby objects and send back echoes. By "reading" these echoes with its super-sensitive ears, the bat will determine the location, distance, size, texture and shape of an object in its environment.





Can you spot the Bat??


I was researching about Bats on Internet when I found that Bats are a symbol of Happiness in China and Japan. In Chinese, the words for “bat” and “good fortune” are both pronounced “fu".

Unbelievable! To me they are just scary, ugly & creepy creatures! Ewwww


16 comments:

  1. Whoa! Bats... I don't find them ugly, but I do find them scary. I have heard about the blood sucking kind :-/

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    1. :S ya there are actually the ones that suck blood.

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  2. these are good clicks... especially that none of them were planned or rehearsed... :)

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  3. The pictures came out so amazing. And that last pic is definitely a little creepy with that bat staring directly at you :|

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    1. Thanks.
      So you spotted the Bat... yeee

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  4. This is my 1st visit and it wouldn't be a good if I call you a Bat-woman :P (I just did, never mind)
    Nice clicks (Y)
    And, the thing that I dislike about Bats is their smell :X
    Following your blog now! :)
    Keep blogging O:)

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    1. Thanks..

      Eeww don't call me that. I hate Bats....

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  5. Neha, i hav never seen a more candid photo of the bat....i must say your pics are more interesting that those silly photographers of many popular bloggers....

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    1. They could have come out much better if I had some professional lens !

      Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  6. Both bats and owls are maginificent creatures.. they do seem scary and creepy to a lot of people.. but they are just gorgeous..

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  7. Wow, I loved the pic where the tongue of the bat can be seen. Never saw something like that before

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  8. Lovely clicks!
    I like the echo system principle that is helpful for bats to know the obstactle...So interesting..

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