Grey Headed Flying Fox bat dips into water by Michael Cleary (10 images)

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A flying fox bat comes swooping down on water and delicately skims the surface - just to enjoy a brief drink.The series of photographs were incredibly difficult for photographer Michael Cleary, who sat in the searing heat for six hours a day hoping for the perfect shot.

Mr Cleary, an engineer, sat down on a nearby rock to watch the grey headed flying foxes repeatedly skim the water of a shallow lake. And this female, with a 3ft wingspan, shows exactly hot it's done by soaking up...
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