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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pollinating bat

Insects are not the only animals that pollinate flowers. In the tropical forests of Costa Rica, bats are responsible for complementing this task and during the night they leave their shelters to feed themselves with the nectar of flowers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Monteverde, Costa Rica
Camera: DSLR-A850
Copyright: © Luis Antonio Clemente Rodriguez
Awards
Photo of the Day: 02.06.18
Editor's Pick