Shot in Chamonix near the Mer De Glace (Sea of Ice) – the longest glacier in France:
Only birds and aerial vehicles can soar around the European Alps, but a thrilling point-of-view video lets you vicariously take flight over the amazing vista from the alleged perspective of an eagle.
The point-of-view footage, uploaded by YouTube user Srachi, supposedly shows an action camera (e.g. a GoPro) attached to the back of an eagle that’s flying around at extreme heights. According to the video description, the near 1.5-minute clip took place near the Chamonix village located at the Mer de Glace glacier of Mont Blanc in the French portion of the Alps.
Crave wasn’t able to confirm the authenticity of the eagle video, but there certainly appear to be no shortage of realistic head movements and wing flapping. Still, memories of a spectacularly fake eagle attack video from last year leaves me a bit skeptical.
So what do you think? Real or faked? It seems real; but the person should post an explanation of how he mounted the lightweight GoPro HD HERO3 camera and what the status of the eagle and camera ended up being, beyond the minute and 26 second short video.
…..and why can I not stop thinking of Gandalf, Bilbo, Thorin and Company when I watch this?!
Being subjected to John Denver while growing up also conjures up this song from my memory when I watch the above video play:
Hat tip: Bloviating Zeppelin