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Millions of bats fly out of Deer Cave every evening - Mulu (Borneo)

In the evening, bat colonies fly out of the cave, forming long, undulating snake-like swarms in the sky.­ The mesmerizing event lasts for about half an hour, just before sunset.­

Deer Cave is home to about 4 million Wrinkle Lipped Bats that live in colonies high up in the cave ceiling.­ Every evening all the bats fly out in huge swarms and clouds to feed.­

View my video of this swarm of bats.

Marudi, Malaysia
Borneo 464 photos

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­

Photos of Deer Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo Island)

Deer Cave is a passage about 150 m (500 feet) in diameter and about 1 Km (0.­6 Miles) long, opened on both end.­ It was, for many years, considered the largest single cave passage in the world.­

Deer Cave is home to about 4 million Wrinkle Lipped Bats that live in colonies high up in the cave ceiling.­ Every evening all the bats fly out in huge swarms and clouds to feed.­ View my video of the swarm of bats leaving Deer Cave.

For more information about Deer Cave, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Deer_­Cave.

View my other photos of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Photos taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

For more information about Gunung Mulu National Park, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gunung_­Mulu_­National_­Park