17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eastern Red Bat over the river

My partner and I were floating through a creek in our small fishing boat and suddenly saw a very strange looking bird flying towards us. I soon realized it was actually a bat! This seemed strange because it was roughly noon and the sun was high. I began snapping photos as the bat flew around us overtop of the water and luckily got this shot!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: NA, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Ashley Jones