Getting some great wildlife shots, it certainly requires some skills, but on the other hand it also has much to do with timing. To capture that once-in-a-lifetime snap you have to be in the right place at the right time. That exactly what this Duluth-based photographer managed to do while flying a drone on the frozen St. Louis River.
On December 16th, Mike Mayou took his drone and his camera to get some dramatic photos on that cold freezing day, so he thought St. Louis River would be the perfect spot. Surprisingly he managed to capture a one-in-a-million video footage!
Bobcats are solitary animals and it is pure fortune to stumble across one of these elusive feline, let alone more. But Mike was lucky enough to spot not one, but three bobcats in a very rare sight. The adorable cats were relaxing on a log in one of the most spectacular sight wildlife can offer.
“I spotted something crossing the ice,” the photographer shared with Bored Panda. “After flying a drone over to investigate, I discovered that there were three bobcats venturing together!”
While most of the wild animals are getting extremely uncomfortable in the presence of humans, the three feline were more than relaxed in front of the camera. Actually it is fair to say Mike was much more nervous than the majestic cats he spotted.
“They were very comfortable being up close and personal with the camera,” Mike said. “It’s quite rare for humans to see bobcats in the wild, but the drone allowed me to interact with these animals in a unique way. I stumbled upon this magical experience, so I was nervous that I might not have captured some of the moments that I saw through the eyes of my drone.”
Shortly after he uploaded the rare footage online, it went absolutely viral with everyone so impressed by the extremely rare sight. However, Mike said he won’t reveal the exact location where he spotted the bobcats, to protect them.
Watch the rare encounter here:
Featured image credits Mike Mayou