I've been building up my photo album, and I have photos of almost everything, save a few enemies, a weapon or two, etc.

But I was wondering if it is possible to get a photo of an Ancient Arrow? I don't think I've ever seen an enemy drop them, I've only received them from chests or from purchasing them from the Lab, and you cannot hold or drop arrows. Is it possible?


Yes, it is possible. This guide describes a few options, and the easiest way looks to be to fire the ancient arrow into a body of water. The arrow will float and you can snap the picture

Ancient arrow in river

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    Oh wow that's brilliant! Life hacks, am I right? Haha – Ben Jun 11 '19 at 2:50
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    @Ben Oh yes, BOTW is full of life hacks :) – Wondercricket Jun 11 '19 at 2:51
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    @Ian Another guide I read stated that shooting a box disintegrated both the box and the arrow. So I guess one can try to shoot an apple with an ancient arrow, but there may nothing left to take a picture of :) – Wondercricket Jun 11 '19 at 14:44
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    Tested this. Anything that is considered a "target" (box, apple, enemy, Kokiri balloons/acorns) will disintegrate the target and the arrow. – Ben Jun 12 '19 at 0:03
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    @Ben: Not every enemy! E.g. Ganon and the flying guardians when not shot in the eye. Now I wonder if the ancient arrows stays stuck on their body, if it's possible to take a picture this way or to recover them once the guardian's dead. – Eric Duminil Jun 13 '19 at 8:22

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