Animals

By Jamie Smith


These shots give you an up-close-and-personal perspective of a bat having its dinner.

Pic By Nicolas Reusens/Caters News

Munching on flowers and berries, this bat’s diet is very different to the blood-filled one you’d imagine.

These pictures were taken in Costa Rica, by photographer Nicolas Reusens.

Pic By Nicolas Reusens/Caters News

Nicolas said: “These bats are mostly Geoffroy’s tailless bats, which are medium-sized and measure around 7cm in length and weigh around 10 to 15 gram.

“They are primarily insectivorous, with up to 90% of its diet consisting of moths and beetles.

Pic By Nicolas Reusens/Caters News

“I like the capture where you can see the mature bat attacking the juvenile.

“The immature can’t hover for a long period, so he lands on the flower to feed.

Pic By Nicolas Reusens/Caters News

“He is occupying the main feeding spot so the old one comes in to set him apart.”