Stranger Fruit

Fresh faced beauty for the Fourth

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This little cutie (click for bigger version) is the first Maclaud’s horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus maclaudi) ever photographed and the first seen in the wild in 40 years. The species was rediscovered in the highland forests of Guinea and is one of the approximately seventy species of horseshoe bat within the genus Rhinolophus.

Of course, nothing comes close to Centurio senex in batty beauty.

Picture source: National Geographic