Batman :)

by Urmas October. 25, 2010 2752 views

A sleeping bat.
Could be - Northern Bat (Eptesicus nilssoni) ?
He was sleeping between two timber boards of the roof of our sauna. He was so small I could only use macro settings on camera.
Outdoor temperature was some +5C (+41F) at noon so it could be just the temporary sleeping place for him before the long winter-sleep in his more usual place in winter - in our cellar.

The sleeping position was vertical, headlong

According to books: Northern Bat (Eptesicus nilssoni) - body length 50..60mm, arm length 37..44mm; Weights aver. 7.5 .. 13 grams (0.27 .. 0.46 oz). Eats smaller insects , also butterflies. Hibernating in cellars or caves where is constant temperature of -1 .. +5C in winter. Could live up to 15,5 years.

the distance between the two boards was some 1-2cm (0.4in - 0.8in)

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Maire Reier 9 years, 2 months ago

....viimase vist. eelviimane on hea et naitab ymbrust, aga keskpunkt on veidi hajuv. Viimane on aga vaga heas fookuses ja ma ei saa ikka...nii nunnnnnuuuu.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maire Reier 9 years, 2 months ago

Kuule yhe neist kahest viimasest pildist voiksid saata kas looduspilti voi kuhugi taolisse kohta?!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Maire Reier 9 years, 2 months ago

eriti nunnu! eelviimase pildi voiks esimeseks panna, siis tombaks kohe 'oikuinunnu' teemaks...

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Christa 9 years, 2 months ago

Lovely shots of this tiny bat. I have some in the ceiling of my porch, especially in summer and they hide in very small places.

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 2 months ago

GORGEOUS
GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!
added to my favorites!
i wish someday i can take a picture of one *-*

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Yokai - 9 years, 2 months ago

Wow, great shots!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jennye 9 years, 2 months ago

very cool shots!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Claire 9 years, 2 months ago

unbellevable !!!!!!!!!!!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 9 years, 2 months ago

wooow...incredible !
Thank you for sharing

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 9 years, 2 months ago

ooo, he is so adorable!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
David Cardona 9 years, 2 months ago

So cute!

"[i]You and I exist <> ourselves. But so does a dog, and in that case so do insects and creatures smaller still however far we may go down the scale of organisms from complex to primitive we cannot draw a line between those wich exist inside themselves and those wich do not. This <> existence cannot be a result of greater complexity. If the tiniest creatures did not have their own kind of inside existence to begin with, no increase in complexity could endow them with it.[/i]" -[b]Georges Bataille[/b]- from[i] [b]L´Érotisme[/b][/i]

I added last one into my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

9 years, 2 months ago Edited
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