Through the psychedelic lens of a thermal-imaging camera, the 115-foot (35-meter) blades of giant wind turbines are blends of reds, yellows, blues and purples. Then a bat arrives as a surreal triangle with an orange core that shifts through yellows, reds and shades of blue out to its wing tips. The images show the colorful little bat meeting the spinning blade and spiraling down and out of the picture. If the camera could have tracked the bat, it would have seen orange warmth fade to cold blue.
Battered by harsh winds - must bats pay the price for wind energy?
Title: Battered by harsh winds - must bats pay the price for wind energy?
October 01, 2005
Issue Number: 3
Publisher: Bat Conservation International
Tuttle, M. (2005). Battered by harsh winds - must bats pay the price for wind energy?. BATS 23(3), 6.