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BATS Magazine

Volume 36, Issue 2, 2017

Nat Geo to Feature Bracken Cave

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On July 9, the world will be able to witness the breathtaking spectacle of Bracken Cave in what is being described as the ‘Super Bowl’ of natural history television. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the National Geographic Channel’s event, dubbed Earth Live, will be a two-hour live television broadcast showcasing some of nature’s most spectacular landscapes.

The event will be anchored in a New York City studio and broadcast globally on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, and Mundo, in 171 countries and 45 languages.

The residents of Bracken Cave will get special treatment as the new Canon ME20, dubbed the ‘Moonlight Camera,’ will be utilized to film the bats at night without the use of any external lighting. This new technology will be coupled with live radar images of the emerging colony from local weather stations so that viewers can witness the immense scale of the Bracken emergence.

The show is set to air at 8 p.m. ET, July 9.

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