Looking for something you haven’t seen before? Here’s some remarkable footage via the BBC’s “Inside the Bat Cave” documentary. They take a look at bat flight, and how a bat’s wing shape and flight pattern is vital to its behavioral strategies. But stick around for the x-ray footage of a bat in flight, where you can see how a bat’s wings are the equivalent of a hand with extended finger bones.
3 Thoughts on "X-Ray Bat Flight"
This is cool!
While watching this, I myself wondering what adaptational benefit the shape of the wings might have provided. Bat wings are shaped so distinctively that they’re instantly recognizable as bat wings and the shape, with its arc forward appearance, doesn’t seem to be the inevitable result of the skeletal structure. Lovely video and good commentary.
Cheer to our talented, peer mammals who can clearly do something that we can’t.