By Jamie Smith
A wildlife photographer has captured a stunning collection of bats on the hunt.
South African-born, photographic tour specialist, Wim Van Den Heever, 46, snapped the selection while on a month-long tour in Pantanal, Brazil.
He said the unusual images of the fishing bats’ wings skimming the water while they fished for their prey were his hardest to shoot.
Wim said: “In these images, you can see fishing bats flying around and hunting off the river surface.
“The image of the bat‘s wing skimming the water is my favourite, because it is really unique and showcases their behaviour.
“It was exceptionally difficult to capture and I was really pleased when I pulled it off.”
Wim and his team travel to a collection of different counties to photograph wildlife and landscapes, but are mainly based in South Africa.
Wim said: “Seeing these bats fishing is a common sight in the Pantanal.
“But it is not that easy to capture the behaviour in a photograph.”