This has to be my photo of the year for 2010. Photographed in Casino, Australia last Christmas it was accepted by National Geographic for their website on these animals.
Stuart and I spent about an hour in the late afternoon photographing a huge bunch of these bats as they preened and squabbled amongst themselves in preparation for a night of foraging for fruit. Everything was going well until we realized that the moisture dropping on us from above was not rain which sort of dampened our enthusiasm and we quickly left. Anyway, in the end it was worth it.