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See No Evil, Say No Evil. But As for Hearing? Hmmm

These are baby bats — embryos actually. They remind me of those See No Evil, Say No Evil, Hear No Evil monkey pictures I saw growing up, but these little guys are much, much cuter. And, of course, being bats, the hearing thing doesn't apply. Bats don't hear with our kind of ears, so of course, there's no covering-ears-up picture. That wouldn't make bat sense.

Embryos of the species Molossus rufus (black mastiff bat).
Dorit Hockman/Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
Embryos of the species Molossus rufus (black mastiff bat).
Dorit Hockman/Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

This photograph was taken by Dorit Hockman of Cambridge University. It's the 20th place winner in the Nikon Small World 2012 Photomicrography Competition.

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