Photographer Gets Once-In-A-Lifetime Shot Of Meteor By Accident

Some of the best photographs in the world have been taken by accident, as the artist caught something on camera when he wasn’t even focused.

Prasanjeet Yadav, managed to snap a picture of a meteor, something so rare that he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the pictures. Meteors are often too small to be seen or happen to enter our atmosphere at night when most people are sleeping.

Yadav is a molecular biologist from Nagpur, India, and was fascinated by wildlife from a young age. He decided to study animals up more closely, so he became a wildlife photographer and the picture of the meteor was captured one night when he was out there filming something completely different.

Prasenjeet Yadav, Ecologist and Photographer

Yadav wanted to make a film about the municipality of Mettupalayam and the urbanization of the area, but he decided to shoot his film by night. That’s why on the 9th of October in 2015 he was on top of a mountain with his Nikon D600, and then the magic happened.
He programmed his camera, went to sleep and when he woke up in the morning the breathtaking image was forever caught in his camera’s memory.

After consulting with astronomers, the verdict was clear: he had caught a unique phenomenon, a meteor on camera.

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