The giant Flying Fox (or Fruit bat) has a wing span of up to 5 feet (1.5m). Now it has got the doubtful reputation of being the cause of the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This particular portrait I took in the Seychelles where you see them fly everywhere also in plain daylight. (I flipped the pic upside down)
Caught by one of those heavy showers that suddenly appears in this region of the Indian Ocean. She seemed happy enough anyway and after a short while the sun was dominating the scene again.
La Digue island. February 16. 2012
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..quietly contemplating the giant tortoise!
La Digue island, the Seychelles February 16 2012.
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.. of setting up the volleyball net. What a day, what a game!
Anse Major, Mahé. The Seychelles. February 5. 2012
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Finishing the day at
Beau Vallon beach, The Seychelles. One could be worse off!
February 6. 2012
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“don´t swim to far out.. there are big sharks out there” the twins told me and smiled between them.
It was mostly a friendly joke. But I knew that six months earlier sharks had killed one french man and two weeks later an english tourist not very far from this beach.
Praslin island, The Seychelles. February 2012.
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I took a very good decision. I made a flight reservation southeast (for a change) and ended up on this special place south of the equator.
The Seychelles. The picture is from Beau Vallon beach at the island of Mahé.
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One interesting phenomena in the Seychelles fauna is the Fruitbat or Flying Fox. Pteropus Seychellensis.
An important species for the ecosystems in the islands. The bat is big as a seagull, and you see them flying around all over also at day time. They are hunted for their meat by some of the locals.
About the catchy Halloween title…no worries, they only eat fruit and flower nectar.
The pic is taken in Praslin island in February 2012 and turned upside down
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Waiting for the boat between La Digue and Praslin. The Seychelles February 2012.
See also Like father like son.
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In the island of La Digue in the Seychelles, a woman dressed in the local tourist-company uniform started to chat with me at the guesthouse where I stayed.
She was a likeable person and I recalled having taken a picture of a younger woman (see above) with the same uniform as the one she had, which I told her.. Let me see it she said. I showed it to her and her instant comment was “it´s my daughter”.
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