Ever since the GoPro Hero7 leaked online, the emphasis was on the new and improved stabilization. Then, the company promised “hypersmooth” and “gimbal-like stabilization” when the camera was announced. To show off the capabilities of the new Hero 7, GoPro strapped the camera to an eagle and let it fly over a soccer field. And apparently, they weren’t joking when they said that “shaky video is dead.”
Photographer Kevin Ebi has recently captured a dramatic wildlife encounter you definitely don’t see every day. While he was photographing a baby fox that caught a rabbit, a bald eagle stormed down and tried stealing the fox’s dinner. The bird lifted bot the fox and the rabbit off the ground, they fought more than 20 feet in the air, and Kevin was lucky to capture the unusual fight on camera.
You might remember that police in the Netherlands were training eagles to take drones out of the sky. After almost two years they have decided to shut down the program.
This controversial program had caused significant concern among animal activists who questioned how harmful it would be to the birds. After nearly two years the birds are being retired and reportedly sent to new homes.
Australian photographer Adam Lancaster was taking his DJI Phantom out for an aerial stroll through the bushes of Victoria when a winged guardian of the skies took exception to its presence. In exciting footage of the encounter, a Wedge-Tailed Eagle flying nearby is seen attacking the drone midair, sending it plummeting to the ground.
Meanwhile in Australia….
An eagle abducted a camera that was set to monitor fresh-water crocodiles in Margaret River. This was a motion triggered camera set by the rangers to try and capture some footage of fresh water. The camera went missing in May.
Fast forward to November – six months later – and the rangers got a call from a Parks and Wildlife ranger from Mary river – some 100 km away – who found the camera.
Being a motion triggered camera, the device took several 30 seconds sequences of the journey, ending with the eagle placing the camera on the ground and trying to peck it -actually taking several selfies. [Read More…]