AG Nature Photographer of the Year 2020: Animal behaviour shortlist
The Animal Behaviour category asked for photographs of animals engaging in natural activities. These photos will be exhibited at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide from Friday 28 August until Sunday 15 November 2020.
June 26, 2020
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FATAL ATTRACTION. GREY_HEADED FLYING_FOX (Pteropus poliocephalus). During an extreme heat-stress event, grey-headed flying-foxes – in a desperate search for somewhere cooler – descend from the safety of the tree canopy. Known as clumping, this is often a precursor to mass deaths. Over 10 per cent of the colony died that week from heat-stress.
Image credit: Doug Gimesy, Victoria