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Lesser horseshoe bats in Emen's cave near Veliko Tarnovo Rhinolophus hipposideros (Bеchstein, 1800) Animal,Animalia,Bulgaria,Chiroptera,Chordata,Emen Protected Area,Emen canyon,Europe,Geotagged,Lesser horseshoe bat,Mammalia,Natura 2000,Nature,Negovanka river,Rhinolophidae,Rhinolophus hipposideros,Summer,Veliko Tarnovo,Wildlife,mammals Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Great job capturing the bats. I was there in the last week of July but couldn't get any close to a photo like this. Posted 6 days ago
    1. I used a powerful headlamp and a 400mm lens. It was very difficult to get a sharp photo, and I made only a couple of shots as I didn't want to disturb them. It was close to sunset and they started to fly around and get out of the cave. It was really very interesting watching them! Posted 6 days ago

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The lesser horseshoe bat , is a type of European bat related to but smaller than its cousin, the greater horseshoe bat. The species gets its name from its distinctive horseshoe-shaped nose.

Similar species: Bats
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Aug 12, 2017. Captured Aug 7, 2017 16:50 in Unnamed Road, 5065 Emen, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm