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— Photo by Nancy Heaslip with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The shot seen round the world: This shot of bats with white noses was taken by Nancy Heaslip as she led a trip to Haile's Cave in Thacher Park in the Helderbergs when, in 2007, biologists were investigating local bat deaths. “It was shared literally worldwide with bat experts,” said DEC biologist Carl Herzog, “asking if anyone had seen something like it. It is the first recognized picture of the disease.”