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.
Oh yeah and if you have any worms or whatever, insert ‘em HERE! K thanks! This pair of li’l baby falcons was born on a farm near the northern Serbian town of Coka. Once they’re grown, these birds of prey will be trained for falconry, a practice which dates back to 2,000 BC.
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.
This falcon-cam view as the predator hunts a crow is incredible — but just as incredible is the old sailing illusion it's using to do so.
We're so glad you asked. This video – shot by an eagle with a camera mounted on its back – gives us a spellbinding look at what it's like to wheel gracefully over the Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France. Good grief, talk about a stunning view.
Dora the peregrine falcon wore a camera on her back to capture this incredible and brutal video. Watch as she slams into a flying duck, killing it in the air.
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).