While hanging from a branch, two Grey-Headed Flying foxes start a quarrel over the best resting location. Equipped with sharp teeth, each bat begins biting the other. Unbalanced and only a step away from a forced descent, they cling to the tree with the tips of their foot claws in utter despair. However, determined to win, both squabble while screaming.
The photo was taken during a yearly Australian wildlife phenomenon where fruit bats gather in a large colony known as "summer camps." Here, these bats breed, fight each other, feed and raise their young.[the_ad id="61677"]