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Someone Strapped A GoPro To A Falcon And Recorded A Stunning, Mid-Air Crow Hunt

Be thankful you don’t have to catch and kill your dinner, in mid-air.

As long as there are mysteries in the universe–What does it feel like to soar like a bird? What’s really going on inside that dishwasher?–humans will seek the answer via GoPro. We’ve already experienced both of these. We’ve even been inside the chomping jaws of a grizzly.

Now Project Alpha has taken us on the hunt. This minute-long video is the result of strapping a GoPro onto a falcon and watching it stalk crows through bleak, wintry skies. It takes less time for the bird to take down its prey than you’d have to wait for a burger at McDonald’s. But the dogged effort required is extraordinary. It’ll make you appreciate the wonder of nature and avian engineering (and that glorious human invention, the supermarket).

About the author

Jennifer Miller is the author of The Year of the Gadfly (Harcourt, 2012) and Inheriting The Holy Land (Ballantine, 2005). She's a regular contributor to Co.Create.



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