Filmmaker Captures the Sheer Beauty of Thousands of Bats Taking Flight Into the Texas Evening Sky

Filmmaker Cristian Dimitrius and Fran Hutchins, the Director of the Bracken Cave Preserve for Bat Conservation International, captured absolutely magnificent GoPro footage of the moment that thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats took flight into the blue Comal County, Texas evening sky.

Bracken Cave is the summer home of the world’s largest bat colony. With millions of Mexican free-tailed bats living in the cave from March thru October, Bracken holds one of the largest concentration of mammals on earth. The emergence of these millions of bats, as they spiral out of the cave at dusk for their nightly insect hunt, is an unforgettable sight.