Falconers Use Tiny Camera To Capture Stunning Bird’s Eye View Of Scottish Coast.

Have you ever wished you could hop on the back of a flying eagle and get a bird’s eye view of a scenic vista? If so, today is your lucky day!

Elite Falconry in Fife, Scotland, has managed to capture the soaring freedom of one of their eagles using an aerodynamic, lightweight HD video camera. They spent years developing the tiny technology, and the breathtaking footage has since been used in several TV shows and documentaries.

In one video, a white-tailed sea eagle named Marra takes us on a guided tour of the Orkney Islands, a gorgeous archipelago located off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The camera allows us to fly over the crashing surf and steep cliffs surrounding the Kitchener Memorial. In fact, Marra is up so high that the people standing below her look like tiny ants!

“There was no pressure to create a film, no expectations from a film crew or director, no storyboard process to follow,” Elite Falconry wrote on Facebook. “It was just a matter of releasing Marra to do whatever she pleased for as long as she wanted, and she certainly had a whale of a time.”

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Virtually riding along on an eagle’s back is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we won’t soon forget!

Watch the video below to take your own tour of Orkney, and don’t forget to share this story.

Our favourite Marra onboard video.

Over the past number of years, we have developed an incredibly small, aerodynamic, lightweight, amazingly well balanced, and most importantly, comfortable, onboard fullHD video camera that some of our birds can carry. If you are a long time follower, you will have seen several of the videos we have created. Lots of the work, especially those created with Marra our White tail Sea Eagle, and Stanley, one of our Golden Eagles have featured on numerous TV shows and documentaries. We are delighted with so much of the work, but for us, this one, made on a trip for a little goose hunting on the utterly breathtaking Orkney Islands, on the sea cliffs near the Kitcheners Monument, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean toweards North America and Iceland, is our absolute favourite. There was no pressure to create a film, no expectations from a film crew or director, no storyboard process to follow. It was just a matter of releasing Marra to do whatever she pleased for as long as she wanted, and she certainly had a whale of a time. It is so nice to just see your birds simply doing what they want, when they want, and for no purpose beyond the sake of it.She flew for the longest time, but as is the way with an eagle under no pressure to find food and no babies to raise, she had long spells of preening on the rocks, enjoying the view, a little cool breezy sunbathing, and in between, some spectacular flying. Here is an edited down clip of some of the flying time for you all to view, then fall back on to watch again for some calm time as you get immersed in the frenetic and often stressful build up to Christmas.

Posted by Elite Falconry on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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