Brown long-eared bat. Equipped with ears almost the same length as its body, this widely distributed tree dweller, found in woodlands such as Northamptonshire’s Fineshade Woods, doesn’t have to pursue prey in flight; it picks off invertebrates from leaves and bark. Credit: Getty.#bat #long-earedbat #edgechronicles
A whale flashes a killer smile as he homes in on his lunch, off Kona, Hawaii.The photograph shows what appears to be a big grin plastered across the face of a False Killer Whale as he patrols the sea looking for food. American photographer Doug Perrine, 60, snapped the shot
Giant anteater - Giant Anteaters are native to Central and South America. Their amazing tongues are typically 60 cm (24 inches) long, covered in backward-curving papillae and coated in thick, sticky saliva
But already the oldest living things had arisen: in the seas the great weeds, and on earth the shadow of great trees, and in the valleys of the night-clad hills there were dark creatures old and strong...and the slumbering woods were haunted by monsters and shapes of dread.