What you're looking at is part of the Riparian Corridor at Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I was here to learn about bats~the world's only flying mammals. (Flying squirrels can't really fly; they're just real good at gliding.)
Think of it [the water] as a runway for for airplanes to do "touch-and-go" landings, only in this case, the airplanes are bats skimming the surface of the water to take a drink.
I didn't photograph a bat tonight, but that turtle was very obliging as he made his way across the pond.
A scientist was capturing the echo-location calls of bats as they flew by, downloading them to her computer, and playing them for us at a frequency humans can hear.
She fascinated us with her explanation of the nature and sophistication of the "radar" that bats use to "see" the world around them.
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