Lesser dawn bat facing off with a reticulated python

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Richard Tenaza

I went to Gua Lawang--the sacred Bat Cave Temple of Bali--specifically to photograph the bats. I'd seen pythons in Gua Lawan previously, and figured they were eating the bats, but never even hoped to be so lucky as to see a snake and a bat interacting like this. It was mid-day on 4 August 2010.

Location: Gua Lawang, Bali, Indonesia

 

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