Spectacled Flying Fox

These are Spectacled Flying Foxes sleeping in this tree.  While in Australia, I would see these huge bats coming out at dusk every night.  I never saw them during the day, however, until my last week.  This picture was taken at the Botanical Gardens in Sydney and I looked up to see hundreds of these bats hanging from the branches of the trees.  This picture was even one of the emptier trees, so it doesn’t show just how many bats were there.  When I first saw these bats, it was difficult to distinguish them from birds because of their huge wingspan, but then you notice that they fly like bats which is how I could identify them.



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