From the Congress Avenue Bridge, silhouetted crowds and onlookers watch Mexican free-tailed bats stream into the sunset for a night of consuming insects.jpg
Austin’s Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, also known simply as the Congress Avenue Bridge, houses around 1.5 millionMexican Freetail Bats during the hot summer months. The bats congregate under the bridge that leads to the Austin Capitol Building and take flight in large groups as dusk approaches. The flight of the bats makes for a popular tourist attraction during Texas summers, when evenings are warm and the largest volume of bats live under the bridge.
This image was taken from the docks looking west as the sunset over Lady Bird Lake and the Zilker Park area.