Here is a photo I took from a boat in a river near
Darwin in the very north of Australia, when I was
fishing for Barramundi. It was about 5 or 6 years ago.

Directly underneath this tree
was a scarily large crocodile patiently
waiting in the hope that
that one of these large bats
was going to plop on to the ground. I was glad
that I was in a boat with a big engine.

If I had had a longer lens on my camera I think
that I could have taken a better photo than

For many years I’ve been wanting
to do a close up portrait of a bat.
as it hangs upside down. It’s not
a photo that I have given up on.