Amazing Thailand: Thousands Of Hunting Bats Transform The Sky

Khao Yai National Park is perhaps the jewel in the crown of Thailand’s natural bliss, home to waterfalls, 3,000 species of plant and an abundance of wildlife, including the Asian black bear, elephants gibbons, wild pigs and 320 species of bird.

Also nestled within the park is the Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave.

Nothing to do with Bruce Wayne, the Bat Cave is home to hundreds of thousands of bats. Nocturnal, the bats only leave the cave come twilight, in order to hunt for food – specifically, insects.

As they gradually leave the cave, they create incredible twisting ribbon shapes in the sky, moving entirely as one huge organism, like you might see in a school of fish.

The Siasat Daily captured their impressive swarm during an evening in Khao Yai earlier this week:


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Featured image is by Nir Nußbaum and used under a Creative Commons licence