Bernard Long (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
11" x 8" (280mm x 205mm)Date:
1983This is the original Watercolour painting by Bernard Long.
Also known as the Flying Fox, generally speaking, fruit bats can be found anywhere in the world! Although, they mostly like to stay in the tropical areas because not only do the tropics have an abundance of fruit, but also they have the heat.
Bats do not, by nature, like cold weather and while some bat species are willing to hibernate, the fruit bat or megabat is not one of them. This is one of the main reasons why you will find more bats in places like Hawaii, Mexico and the tropics.
A detailed and colourful watercolour painting from the publication Strange and Curious Creatures, written by Rupert Oliver and illustrated by Bernard Long. 1984.