Reader Spotlight • Dan Mold

What does it take to create a truly unique picture of bats? Discover how to experiment with different techniques with help from WPM reader Dan Mold, who shares the method behind his shots taken near a bat cave in Battambang, Cambodia

It’s said that one million bats rush out of a cave at Phnom Sampeau, Cambodia, when the sun goes down. Located in the suburbs of the aptly named Battambang, the location is best known for its access to the killing caves and steep incline to the temple summit. I had heard rumours of the bat spectacle from several people and I just had to see it myself. I arrived at the cave mouth an hour before sunset and waited. When the light started to fall, the bats started...

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