Grey Headed Flying Fox

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Grey Headed Flying Fox and young taking off from tree, Smiths Lake, New South Wales. We crept into some dense bush with lots of thorns to see these guys – alas when we discovered them, we were leaving the area, and the sun was high in the sky, making them very difficult to photograph from underneath. But I was rewarded with this cutie…. well, a cutie with a 1 metre wingspan!

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.