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.”
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.
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