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Rhinolophus hipposideros (lesser horseshoe bat). Family rhinolophidae. Flying horseshoe bat

Rhinolophus hipposideros (lesser horseshoe bat). Family rhinolophidae. Flying horseshoe bat


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Filename: 955_24_90001185.jpg

Size: 3296 x 2631 (4.1MB)

Date: 9th March 2014

Source: Universal Images Group (UIG)

Credit: Frank Greenaway (c) Dorling Kind

Source: Universal Images Group

Country: Unspecified

© Dorling Kindersley/UIG

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Rhinolophus hipposideros (lesser horseshoe bat). Family rhinolophidae. Flying horseshoe bat

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© Dorling Kindersley/UIG

Endangered Species Nocturnal Echolocation


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the mesmerizing beauty of the Rhinolophus hipposideros, commonly known as the lesser horseshoe bat. Belonging to the rhinolophidae family, this flying mammal is a true marvel of nature. With its unique horseshoe-shaped nose and intricate wing structure, it effortlessly glides through the night sky. Sadly, this nocturnal creature is an endangered species, making this image all the more precious. The photographer, Frank Greenaway, has expertly captured the essence of these remarkable bats in their natural habitat. Their ability to navigate through darkness using echolocation is truly awe-inspiring. The cave roosting behavior depicted in this photograph further emphasizes their mysterious lifestyle. These bats seek shelter in dark caves during daylight hours and emerge at dusk to embark on their nightly adventures. Dorling Kindersley's Universal Images Group (UIG) has done justice to Greenaway's work by presenting it as a high-quality print that allows us to appreciate every detail of these fascinating creatures. This image serves as a reminder of our responsibility towards protecting endangered species like Rhinolophus hipposideros and preserving their habitats for future generations

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