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Whilst visiting Borneo’s Gunung Mulu National Park François Chauvin caught a true spectacle on camera. He captured millions of bats emerging from the mouth of a cave in a fascination formation which resembled a tornado.

Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a number of gigantic caves which are home to many different species of bats. It’s not known which cave this particular group of bats emerged from, but it is most likely to be Deer Cave (one of the largest in the world) which is known for its massive colony of Wrinkle-lipped bats.

Wrinkle-lipped bats measure only three inches but when in their millions can make quite the impression. It seems they create this formation to best prevent themselves from birds of prey. Watch the video to see them in action or book some cheap flights to Malaysia to witness the phenomenon in real life.

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