Follow Mexico's 'Bat Man' on a Search for Vampire Bats

University of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest with National Geographic Photographer Anand Varma in an effort to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Revered by the Mayans, these “jaguars of the bat world” live in the ruins of this ancient civilization. Follow the 'Bat Man' of Mexico on his mission in filmmaker Jason Jaacks' In Search of Tzotz.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Follow Mexico's 'Bat Man' on a Search for Vampire Bats

University of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest with National Geographic Photographer Anand Varma in an effort to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Revered by the Mayans, these “jaguars of the bat world” live in the ruins of this ancient civilization. Follow the 'Bat Man' of Mexico on his mission in filmmaker Jason Jaacks' In Search of Tzotz.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.