To the Bat Cave!

Bat biologist Nickolay Hristov, of UNC’s Center for Design Innovation and Winston-Salem State University, develops new techniques for filming and visualizing bats and the caves they occupy. Some of the tools in his kit include a long-range laser scanner—for modelling bat cave morphology—and portable thermal cameras—to capture bat-life when the lights are off.


Video, images courtesy of Nickolay Hristov.
Darwin images: Reproduced with permission from John van Wyhe ed. The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online (
Music: Broke For Free/ Free Music Archive
Produced by Flora Lichtman

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Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.

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