October 29, 2020
- as seen by -Peter Hudson
I was astounded by the sheer number and frequency at which bats arrived to take nectar and pollen from blossoming plants in Ecuador.
I set up my flash system and thought it had broken – it was firing every few seconds. In reality, the bats were so abundant, they were tripping the infrared trigger very rapidly. Later in the night, I captured this image of a bat completely covered in white pollen – especially it’s nose, head, and belly.
I couldn’t help but laugh. The bat looked as though it had flown through a snow storm when it had really been out pollinating plants in the rain forest.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Bat Week 2020 is October 24-31. Be at bat hero and celebrate the role of bats. The photo above was chosen as one of the top submission for Wild View’s Bat Heroes assignment. Congratulations!
Canon 1DX 100-400mm lens, 3 flashes, infrared trigger, really right stuff tripod