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Eagle as Filmmaker

Eagle as Filmmaker

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, January 27, 2020/Categories: natural history, wildlife conservation, video, birds, marine life, art and design, environment, adventure

                                                                        Sea Eagle (credit: WWF)

Sea Eagles are magnificent birds of prey and masters of their aerial environment. Larger than bald eagles, they inhabit coastlines from India to Australia searching for fish and carrion. Once, while bathing under a remote waterfall in  Northern Territories in the Outback, a pair of sea eagles cruised overhead watching me the entire time. It remains a crystaline memory of 'living in the moment'. Now, a sea eagle has made a name for himself as a filmmaker.

A motion-sensor camera (camera traps) had been installed on a river perch in Western Australia to monitor saltwater crocodiles. It caught the attention of a passing eagle. The huge raptor swooped down, grabbed the camera in its talons, and flew for 70-miles capturing video along its flight. The bird decided to make a stop and then took a 'selfie' of itself. It was an impressive start for the avian video producer.

His video is presented courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.



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