Mongolians love their golden eagles. They use them to hunt on the steppes of Western Mongolia, riding on their horses at the same time—an art known as "Horse Riding Falconry." David De Vleeschauwer and Debbie Pappyn went to Mongolia to put a camera on one of these winged beasts of the Altai Mountains.
In this, the first (and last) installment in our Motivational Metaphor Monday Series, nature, red in beak and talon, descends upon a sika deer in the form of an exceptionally ambitious golden eagle. Daunted by the work week ahead? Look to this eagle for guidance.
Fun Formidable fact about golden eagles: it is estimated that the talons of these birds can exert up to 750 pounds per square inch (5.2 MPa) of pressure when clasping at prey. That's about 15-times the pressure exerted by the grip of the average human hand. That fact alone is enough to make the above video — which…
Alfred Hitchcock was right about the evils of birds, and now at least one flying raptor has decided to arm itself. This golden eagle stole a knife from a nature photographer, and nearly made off with its newfound weapon.