A team of ornithologists were working on a small Moroccan island when they observed some rather bizarre behavior in adult falcons. The raptors appeared to be imprisoning tiny birds in the crevasses of rocks in an effort to keep them fresh for a later meal.
In the United Arab Emirates, falconry is one of the oldest and most treasured traditions. The sport dates back to an age when falcons were used to hunt food. Today, it's a social affair. Even the drones join in the fun.
Seeing a falcon hunt down a crow from the falcon's point of view in an aerial pursuit is not unlike seeing an airplane dogfight or a crazy aerial chase scene from an action movie. Only this is happening in nature all the time. And this particular crow has no chance against the falcons.
Helmet cams are amazing at getting a first person perspective on any situation, you're literally able to see what they see. So how about attaching a little helmet camera to a falcon? Yep, you get to see what it's like to fly (surprisingly not shaky!) and see what it's like to hunt and kill (unsurprisingly messy).