13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bat in a Village, Indonesia.

On my third visit to Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia, I was taken to a nearby place by my guide. We met a family in their house. The lady there showed us this bat which she said was abandoned by its parents. It was found restless in the vicinities of their house and they finally decided to take care of it. I was wondering if a bat could become a pet. Its face looked monstrous to me, one of the likes in films, however, its acquiescence to the household members took me by surprise.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Pangandaran , Indonesia
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Pramod Kanakath