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July 2006, Volume 4, Number 7
BCI Photos Go Online

Bat Conservation International has the largest collection of bat photographs in the world – about 75,000 professional-quality images of bat species from every continent but Antarctica. And now many of the best of those photos are available at the BCI website: www.batcon.org.
 
The BCI Photo Gallery has just “gone live” with more than 1,000 images that may be browsed, searched and purchased. The Gallery will keep growing day by day as more images are added.
 
BCI photos have been published in the National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon and Time magazines and countless other magazines, newspapers, books, videos and websites. Most images in the collection were taken by BCI Founder Merlin D. Tuttle, a biologist and award-winning nature photographer.
 
We have photos of every North American bat species and of species from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and the Pacific Islands. These images include portraits and bats in a broad range of natural settings: roosting, flying, hunting, feeding, drinking, courting and just about anything else that bats do. The collection also includes many bat-conservation photos of working scientists, bat houses, mine gates and much more.
 
This is a work in progress, and your comments are welcome. Only a tiny percentage of the collection is now online, so if you don’t see the photo you need, feel free to contact us at photolibrary@batcon.org with your request.
 
The photos displayed in the online Photo Gallery are low-resolution, Web-quality images. BCI will deliver print-quality digital images that are professionally color-corrected and cropped to fit your needs.
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All articles in this issue:
High-Tech Bat Counting
When thousands – or millions – of bats gather in a cave or mine, figuring out how many are in there can be a daunting ...

Bats in the News
People have been dumping trash into Pulaski Cave for decades. Now there’s a 45-foot-high pile of trash that includes just about ...

BCI Photos Go Online
Bat Conservation International has the largest collection of bat photographs in the world – about 75,000 professional-quality ...



Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International