Alchemy flight


I’d been captivated by a large colony of little red flying-foxes, camped along the Macintyre River at Inverell, NSW. The primeval, cacophonous and pungent ‘Apocalypse Now’ scene prompted me to shoot stills of bats with backlit wings returning to roost on this misty morning. 

Macintyre River, Inverell, New South Wales 

Olympus OMD EM-5, 50Ð200mm at 200mm + 2x teleconverter, 1/350, f/11, ISO 400, tripod 

by Rob Smith, Port Macquarie, New South Wales