Teton falcon takes tiny camera for a spin
Watch as a peregrine falcon soars thousands of feet above Jackson Hole, giving us a bird's-eye view of the Tetons.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 13:20
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Despite a previous decline due to habitat loss and DDT, peregrines are the most widespread bird of prey (Photo: Beverly & Pack/Flickr)
Ever wonder what it's like to fly? I think we all have at one time or another and now, thanks to Jason Jones, Program Director for the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson, Wyo., we can experience it first-hand.
In the interest of learning more about the behavior of birds of prey, Jason placed a tiny video camera on the back of a peregrine falcon and watched as she soared up over the valley of Jackson Hole. The light-weight camera doesn't affect the bird's flight, but captures some amazing images, thousands of feet up.
To learn more about raptors, including falcons, owls, hawks and eagles, check out the Teton Raptor Center's website. And stay tuned for more videos from Jason's amazing feathered friends!
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