Bat and Moth Aerobatics


From the website:

"This photograph was taken using time lapse photograph. The large white streak is the path of the bat, and the smallerdotted streak is the path of the moth. This photograph was taken at night when bats feed. When the high pitched sound of a bat is sensed, the moth will begin to fly in loops and swirls in an attempt to avoid being eaten. The bat used sonar to determine the exact location of the moth as it flies. In this particular instance, it appears that the moth was in fact caught and eaten by the bat."

In other news: Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds.