All photos © Bat Conservation International.
Unauthorized use of these photos is prohibited.
Bat Conservation International has the largest collection of bat
photographs in the world – about 75,000 professional-quality images of
bat species from every continent but Antarctica. The right to use these
copyrighted images may be purchased from BCI, and proceeds support bat
BCI photos have been published in the National Geographic, Smithsonian,
Audubon and Time magazines and countless other magazines, newspapers,
books, videos and websites. Most images in the collection were taken by
BCI Founder Merlin D. Tuttle, a biologist and award-winning nature
We have photos of every North American bat species and
of species from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and
Pacific Islands. These images include portraits and bats in a broad
range of natural settings, roosting, flying, hunting, feeding,
drinking, nursing and just about anything else that bats do. The
collection also includes many bat-conservation photos of working
scientists, bat houses, mine gates, etc.
Many images from this remarkable collection are now available for viewing in our new online photo gallery.