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Snapshots

  1. Another cave

    Snapshot Title: Another cave
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    I wonder what bats might live in here? It almost looks like a door into the side of the mountain!



  2. Pteronotus flight path

    Snapshot Title: Pteronotus flight path
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    After leaving their roost at night, the Pteronotus bats that roost in the cave on the crater edge make a sharp right, and then fly out over the countryside through this nearby depression in the crater...



  3. Pteronotus roost

    Snapshot Title: Pteronotus roost
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Somewhere in here -- not quite sure where -- is a cave with a large colony of Pteronotus (mustached) bats.



  4. Patiently waiting

    Snapshot Title: Patiently waiting
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Several other park guards waited patiently while we took this Gigapan and visited the emballonurid roost.



  5. Car in parking lot

    Snapshot Title: Car in parking lot
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Cars are directed to park with the rear in at the volcano, in case visitors have to make a speedy exit!



  6. Guardaparques del PNVM

    Snapshot Title: Guardaparques del PNVM
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Two of the park guards at Masaya Volcano National Park contemplate the crater edge // Dos guardaparques del Parque Nacional Volcan Masaya contemplan el borde del crater



  7. Emballonurid cave // cueva de murcielagos emballonuridos

    Snapshot Title: Emballonurid cave // cueva de murcielagos emballonuridos
    Taken by: Kimberly Williams-Guillen

    Image: Crater of Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
    Image Owner: Kimberly Williams-Guillen



    Description:

    Arnulfo Medina (Paso Pacifico's wildlife biologist) and Michael Wilcox (volunteer) investigate a cave home to sac-winged bats // El biologo Arnulfo Medina y voluntario Michael Wilcox investigan un ref...