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Watching the Bats Emerge from Deer Cave by ted Brattstrom

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ted Brattstrom ted Brattstrom
Explore score
1.18 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 15, 2012
Date taken
Jul 07, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

environmental, nature, travel

Here are a number of visitors, and some tour guides waiting and watching for the millions of bats to emerge from Deer Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park / World Heritage Area.

Most afternoons (if it isn't raining seriously) around 4 to sunset (and a little beyond) - a large number of bats come out for a nightly feast. Some travel up to 100 km from the cave. As they just get out of the cave, they organize into flying donuts to build a crucial number, after which they stream out in a stream that undulates across the sky. The reason for this behavior is due to the presence of Bat Hawks - who, as could be expected, eat bats... They dive in and attempt to catch a bat or more for dinner.

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GigaPan Stitch version 2.0.0501 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1181 megapixels (84024 x 14064 pixels)
Input images: 196 (28 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 148.2 degrees wide by 24.8 degrees high (top=14.5, bottom=-10.3)
Vignette correction off
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-07-07 00:00:10 - 2012-07-07 00:19:45
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.05 - 1
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 11.4 to 16.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 25.3 to 27.3 percent
Computer stats: 2007.63 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 41:11 (13 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 11:31, Projection: 3:01, Blending: 26:39
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