Pulau Kalong

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At dusk, hundreds of thousands of fruit bats lift off Pulau Kalong in Komodo National Park and fly off to the surrounding islands to search for food.  It’s an amazing sight, difficult to capture the full extent on a camera in the dark on a tiny fishing boat with no tripod.  But wow, it was pretty damn cool.  Just a stream of bats against the darkening sky.

My trip to the Komodo National Park off Flores was amazing and we saw lots of Komodo Dragons (yay!), but I’m still fairly tired and not feeling the writing mojo tonight since my dear friend Mike caught his plane back to the states tonight and I’m going to miss him bunches and bunches, so will make full posts about all the amazement later.

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