Images for Inspiring Art Work

These images of bats from around the world should inspire artists of all ages. Thanks to those who have shared their photos!

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Straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) in Africa. Photo by Steve Gettle.

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Wrinkle-faced bat (Centurio senex) in Costa Rica. Photo by Rachel Blakey.

An eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) photographed at night in the Cherokee National OFrest, Tennessee.

An eastern red bat (Lasiurus borealis) in the Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee. By Michael Durham

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A Rafinesque’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) photographed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC. Photo by Vanessa Rojas.

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Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus sp) in Kenya. Photo by Bruce Patterson.

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The Yellow Winged Bat (Lavia sp), a false vampire bat from Africa. Photo by Bruce Patterson.

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A Tomb bat (Taphazous sp) from Kenya. Photo by Bruce Patterson.

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A Trident bat (Triaenops) from Kenya. Photo by Bruce Patterson.

 

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Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) in central Indiana. Photo by Caroline Byrne.

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Hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) in North Carolina. Photo by Joy O’Keefe.

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Artibeus andersoni in Peru. Photo by Cassie Staub.