Soar Like an Eagle in This 4K POV Video

Since the dawn of time, us ground dwelling humans have watched eagles soar through the sky and forever wished we could join them in their graceful flight. Although we’re not quite able to morph into eagles yet, this POV video from Red Bull comes close enough to giving you wings.

With a 4K camera perched on the right wing of a golden eagle, the short video takes us on a tour over Nebelhorn Peak of the German Alps. At the opening of the video, we see the head of the eagle to the left of the frame flitting its head about in natural precision.

Careering over tufts of emerald green grass, and cutting dangerously close to jagged shoulders of exposed rock, we see the eagle open up over a stretching Alpine vista dotted with lakes and distant forest. As it coasts under bulbous white clouds, onlookers watch with amazement from mountain huts and narrow footpaths.

While the avian star of this POV is almost certainly a trained captive eagle, the golden eagle can be found across Europe in isolated mountainous regions. This raptor covers huge territories to hunt for its prey, free from human interference to nest along cliffs or high up in trees.

Mostly absent from Germany, they can however be found in Alpine areas such as seen in this video. The golden eagle has an incredible maximum lifespan of 38 years in the wild (or 57 in captivity), and a huge wingspan of up to 230cm, making them an iconic raptor and the focus of numerous reintroduction efforts – so thanks to Red Bull for letting us soar like an eagle, even if for only for a brief moment!

Check out Red Bull’s YouTube channel, Twitter, or Facebook for more – or if you can’t get enough eagle, then take a look at these 11 extraordinary eagle photos!

 

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Ed Carr is a Yorkshire-born landscape photographer and nature writer. Having spent his youth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, he takes any opportunity to don his hiking boots and head out, camera in hand. When not out taking pictures or hastily scribbling down his thoughts, Ed’s halfway up a hill out chasing after his dog, Hendrix.

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