Epic point-of-view video lets you fly like an eagle

An alleged video of an eagle with a camera attached to its back soars spectularly over the Alps. Hopefully the footage is real.

Don't lie, you're so singing 'Fly like an eagle' in your head. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

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.

For more stunning point-of-view bird footage, don't miss the ongoing special PBS television series "Earthflight."

(Via Reddit Videos)

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