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Watch: A Remarkable Pass-Through Shot with a Bow

A perfectly planned camera angle shows a kill shot up close.

It's not easy to capture a hunt on camera. There is a lot that goes into it, such as angles, framing, stability, audio, lighting, and of course, the actual hunting action. But when it all comes together like you'd hope it would, it makes for some amazing stuff.

Rarely do you get a shot of the hunter and the target in the same frame, and almost never do you have it all come together without at least one complication. However, in the following clip, we see some truly incredible camerawork, as not only did this hunter capture the kill shot, but he managed to get a perfect reverse angle to effectively show the deer's perspective, followed by a perfect shot on its vitals and a reinforcing mist of blood.

Check it out in the video below:


The deer probably doesn't realize there's a camera right there, but it catches a glimpse of its expression when it gets hit with the arrow. There's an instant wide-eyed moment of shock before it turns and runs out of frame.

It's crazy to see how far self-filmed hunts have come, and it's interesting to see the extra effort hunters put in to get different angles of their hunts. You can see the bait pile in the video frame, which always makes this angle a little easier because you know the vicinity in which a deer might come.

A lot of factors had to play out just right for this to all come together the way it did. Even with bait, capturing this moment was no easy feat. Assuming this was a trail camera, it could have started recording too early or too late depending on when the sensor was triggered. Seeing the arrow exit the body cavity is interesting enough, but the deer's reaction will have you watching this clip over and over again.

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