A late afternoon hike took us to a roosting site of the Little Red Flying-foxes, which were hanging upside-down in incredible numbers, including these two. Flying-foxes are of course not foxes at all, but large fruit eating bats, and are among the most abundant mammals here.
Cape York Peninsula
This nocturnal bird, the Papuan Frogmouth, is a perfect example of a species found only in New Guinea and this part of Australia. Tim found it by spotlighting at night. Notice the large red eyes that it uses to catch pray in the dark.
Tim is in remote Cape York Peninsula, Australia, for an assignment for National Geographic. He has been sending out pictures along his journey where you can see them here or @TimLaman on Instagram. The Milky Way lights up the night over camp near the Archer River. It is nice to be so farm from the cities that the stars shine this brightly.
Out spotlighting at night for nocturnal mammals, we found this Spotted Cuscus, another one of Australia’s unique marsupials, along the Archer River. On assignment for National Geographic in the Cape York Peninsula, Australia.
Tim has an Instagram account! Tim will be regularly posting to his account @TimLaman as well as @NatGeo. Here is one of his more recent posts from Australia where he is currently on assignment for National Geographic.