The GoPro has quickly earned a reputation of being one of the world’s most versatile cameras, and many wildlife photographers agree. Barely larger than an egg, yet infinitely less fragile, the tough little camera is barrier-busting and a creative muse in photography and video production.
In the animal kingdom, GoPro enables personal encounters with wild animals through its video capability. These captivating videos allow us to see things we could previously only dream of experiencing, as in giving us a eagle’s eye view.
A trainer in the French Alps recently strapped his GoPro camera to the back of a bald eagle. His video has become immensely popular because of what it depicts—a literal bird’s eye view as we follow the bird’s flight through the skies.
Fascinating Facts About The North American Bald Eagle:
- The largest bald eagle nest on record was 9.5 ft wide and 20 ft high. The bird nest weighed more than two tons.
- About half of the world’s 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska.
- The bald eagle is the only eagle confined to North America.
- An eagle’s eye is almost as large as a human’s, but its sharpness is at least four times that of a person with perfect vision.
- Eagles do not sweat.
- Bald eagles have about 7,000 feathers.
- Once paired, bald eagles remain together for life.
— Kayla Newcomer, exclusive to Global Animal
Check out the flying like an eagle video below: