Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wildlife Photos: The Ryukyu Flying Fox


Here are a few photos of these critters in-flight.


Also known as a Fruit Bat (Pteropus dasymallus) they can be seen all over Okinawa.


They are some fast-flying bats that you don't usually catch on a bright, sunny day.


We were up in the mountains of Motobu waiting for the sun to set.


Not expecting to shoot any wildlife, I left my Sigma 50-500mm lens behind.

The mission we were on was to shoot some wide angle photos, just to prove a point.

THE POINT: From a certain-ear-pooping-elevation in the hills of Motobu Okinawa,

YOU CAN SEE THE POWER PLANT OF KIN VILLAGE !


 Along comes these bats, putting on a show for me so, I shot them using an 18-250mm lens.

Don't worry.  We got photos of the Kin Power plant and fireworks from Kin Matsuri.

We have photographic evidence that you can view all the way from Motobu to Kin Village.

That's something you will have to wait to see.

Wildlife photography happens to be more important to me.

Plus, I forgot to ask a local, to teach me, what the name of that mountain might be !


Check out the Animal Diversity Web to learn more about the Ryukyu Flying Fox

It's a cool website run by the University of Michigan.



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