Mexican Freetail Bats: Photography

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Science  08 Jul 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3732, pp. 201-203
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3732.201


A method is described for photographing bats or other rapidly moving objects as they intercept in space a particular area which is covered by a camera system. Photographs taken at Carlsbad Caverns show that the tail membrane of the Mexican freetail bat is extended when the animal is in flight.