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Spectacular scenes as eight million bats flock together in one of Africa's largest mammal migrations


Straw-coloured bats flock together during migration in Kasanka National Park, Zambia in one of Africa's largest and most spectacular mammal migrations
*You can hardly see the sky! Spectacular scenes as eight million bats flock together in one of Africa's largest mammal migrations*
Just published in the Daily Mail UK. Amazing photos of the annual Straw-coloured flying-fox migration from multiple sub-Saharan countries to the tiny one acre Kasanka Swamp in Zambia. This is over 5 times larger than the wildebeest migration of the Masai mara. Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas has captured some wonderful shots. 2 are here. Just go to the link and scroll down for the rest of pics. Love the ethereal blue one at the end. The Zambian Government is developing limited eco-tourism with viewing platform etc at the edge of the swamp. Hear that Katter and Newman!

British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, 29, took astonishing photographs at Kasanka National Park, Zambia 
Each tree holds up to 10 tons of bats, making this highest density mass of warm-blooded mammals on Earth

By Mark Duell

These astonishing photographs show the scenes as eight million bats flock together in one of Africa's largest and most spectacular mammal migrations.

The 6ft-wingspan fruit bats couldn't have found a tinier corner of the continent to live on - just one acre of forest at the Kasanka National Park in Zambia.

Upon coming home after their daily hunt each tree holds up to 10 tons of bats, making this the highest density mass of warm-blooded mammals on Earth.




The 6ft-wingspan bats could not have found a tinier corner of the huge continent to live on - just one acre of forest at the Kasanka National Park



When they come home after their daily hunt each tree holds up to 10 tons of bats - making this the highest density mass of warm-blooded mammals on Earth




Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, 29, found the bats leaving their trees as the sun went down and returning to the treetops at dawn to sleep

British photographer Will Burrard-Lucas, 29, found the bats leaving their trees as the sun went down and returning to the treetops at dawn to sleep.

He said: ‘Most people who see my pictures are amazed by the sheer numbers. Some people are freaked out by bats and as a result find these images quite disturbing.

'In some of my pictures the bats are so dense that you can barely see the sky behind them. This migration is less well known than the great wildebeest migration of the Serengeti and Masai Mara and so people are often surprised to find out about it.

‘In fact many more bats are involved in this migration than wildebeest and zebras in the great migration.’

The straw-coloured bat is a sub-species of the fruit bat population, which is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The plentiful fruit they eat allows them to weigh up to 11oz and live up to 30 years in the wild.

While the African wildebeest migration is often referred to as the largest mammalian migration in the world at an estimated 1.5million, it is in fact the largest where the animals migrate at ground level.




The straw-coloured bat is a sub-species of the fruit bat population, which is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa



The plentiful fruit they eat allows them to weigh up to 11oz and live up to 30 years in the wild



Eight million bats flock together in one of Africa's largest and most spectacular mammal migrations, at the Kasanka National Park in Zambia



Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas said that in some of his pictures, 'the bats are so dense that you can barely see the sky behind them'

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