Kasanka National Park, zambia—Dawn lights the wings of straw-colored fruit bats heading home from a night's foraging. Each November, some eight million of the animals return to the same square mile of swampy forest to roost. Photograph by Kieran Dodds
Straw-coloured fruit bats returning to their roost in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. In November and December, 8 million bats descend on this tiny patch of forest. Being surrounded by all these bats was a unique and unforgettable experience!
kasanka-bat-migration Written by: Michael Lorentz During the last eight weeks of every year an incredible phenomenon takes place in the ‘Mushitu’ swamp forests of Kasanka National Park, Zambia. Up to 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats from across the Congo Basin converge on the forest, enticed by the abundance of fruit delicacies such as musuku, mufinsa and mango. - See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/video-the-great-bat-migration-of-kasanka/#sthash.9H8DqCgy.dpuf
bat-kasanka There is no way to express the wonder and the pure abundance of being amongst millions of these delightful creatures. Forget your bat phobias – these straw-coloured fruit bats are of the flying fox variety, not the ‘Halloween’ variety. With a wingspan just short of a metre, this is a remarkably beautiful and elegant mammal. - See more at: http://africageographic.com/blog/video-the-great-bat-migration-of-kasanka/#sthash.9H8DqCgy.dpuf