Myotis blythii - Alice Judina
There is an eared bat in its natural environment amidst berries and flowers in the picture. Eared bat lives from Mediterranean area to Southern Kazakhstan and Altay. Eared bat is not a big bat. Its weight is less than 30 grams, the length of the body is about 77 cm and its wing span is 40 cm. Eared bat is entered in The Red Book of Russia and has the second protected status – widely spread, usual but vulnerable specie. Unfortunately the number of eared bats is reduced under the influence of human activities.The style of academic drawing together with contrast graphics was chosen for exact transference of external appearance of the animal. At the same time, a black-white work transfers the atmosphere of an important problem of the reduction of biological diversity on the planet much better
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