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Video Camera Strapped To An Eagle

By Evan Ackerman

Back in April of last year, we posted about a video camera that you could strap to your dog or cat for a pet’s eye view of their wanderings. Jose Luis Ortiz had the same idea, except his pet happens to be what looks like a Golden Eagle:

If you thought that was cool, you can watch a Peregrine falcon with a video camera strapped to it perform a stoop here. It’s from an episode of Nature called Raptor Force, which is definitely worth watching if you ever accidentally change the channel to PBS.

On a side note, if you’re interested in birds of prey (or just think they’re badass), there are lots of zoos and rehab facilities that need volunteers to help care for and train their birds. After you’ve committed some time, you may get to hold and even fly or release some of the birds, which is an experience like nothing else. I’ve been doing it for years, and believe me, having a raptor stand on your arm and look at you never, ever gets old. If you contact your local zoo, they’ll probably be able to point you in the right direction.

[ Jose Luis Ortiz ] VIA [ Fark ]







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  • Jul333

    Unbelievable Indeed we do know that much about these kind of species.
    Extraordinary! video!Thanks Evan.

  • mcman

    I was lucky enough to grow up in a small town surrounded by national forestland. Naturally I spent a great deal of time in the woods hunting, fishing and just enjoying nature. I was also lucky enough to be around as a bald eagle population came back into the area. I have always been amazed and enamored over birds of prey. They truly are some of God's greatest creations.

  • TEA-Time

    Absolutely beautiful!!

    Thanks Evan!

  • ide

    whats the name of the song

  • TEA-Time

    @ide, I got this from the comments on YouTube.

    The soundtrack is by “Monjes Budistas” (“The Buddhist Monks”).
    First song: “The Other Side”
    Second song: “Secret Energy”
    Both songs from the album “Sakya Tashi Ling”

  • TEA-Time

    @ide, I got this from the comments on YouTube.

    The soundtrack is by “Monjes Budistas” (“The Buddhist Monks”).
    First song: “The Other Side”
    Second song: “Secret Energy”
    Both songs from the album “Sakya Tashi Ling”