My Sunday Photo – Grey-headed Flying Fox

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.

 

Grey-headed flying fox

 

Grey-headed flying fox

 

Grey-headed flying fox

 

Grey-headed flying fox

 

Grey-headed flying fox

 

 

I think they are delightful. What do you think?

Photalife

4 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo – Grey-headed Flying Fox

  • March 18, 2018 at 8:55 pm
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    I find bats interesting as long as they are from a distance. They’re not a creature I want up close. Great shots BTW.

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  • March 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm
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    Oh my word, what an amazing sight.

    They look huge

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

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  • March 19, 2018 at 5:07 am
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    I love bats. They have such a bad rep thanks to Bram Stoker. Fab photos of them here! #mysundayphoto

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  • March 19, 2018 at 11:52 pm
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    I know these creatures as fruit bats and I’d be tickled pink to see them in their natural environment. Lucky you had the perfect lens to get these great shots!

    xx
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