My Sunday Photo for this week is Titled Grey-headed Flying Fox
A lot of people are creeped out by these little beauties, but if you ask me, the grey-headed flying fox is a wonderful creature. Sure, they can carry disease and can be very noisy in a large colony, but they also do a whole load of good for the environment. The grey-headed flying fox is a key player in promoting biodiversity and cross-pollination.
A colony of grey-headed flying foxes inhabited the park that we visited today. I thought it was a spectacular sight. The poor creatures seemed to be struggling a bit with the heat, because it was 38 degrees Celsius in Sydney today. There weren’t too many that were sleeping. Most were having a good-old chat or fanning themselves with their wings.
I was pleased that I had thought to take my Nikon D5100 with 55-300 telephoto lens. It allowed me to get right in close and capture a lot of the detail.
I think they are delightful. What do you think?