Photo of the Day 10 December 2007

Fruit Bats at Dusk, Zambia, 2007
Photograph by Frans Lanting
Epauletted fruit bats speckle a saffron-colored sky at sunset in Zambia's Luangwa Valley. Millions of these bats come to roost in the valley's trees and feed off the explosion of fruits during the rainy season, when the Luangwa River overflows its banks and transforms the dry, dusty landscape into an emerald wildlife paradise.