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BCI Photo Library
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 conservation.

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 photographer.

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.

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Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International