This is just really cool. Freedom Conservation attached a camera to an Imperial Eagle named Darshan and had it fly from the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It’s an amazing flight from an amazing bird that provides a great view of Dubai.
Owl Petting a Dog [Video]
Looks like a young Great-horned Owl. The dog maybe is a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon but we are not sure. You may need to hit refresh to view the video.
Horseback Riding Video From Hawaii
I was looking through some videos from the Hawaiian Honeymoon and found this one of Stacia and I horseback riding down a cool tropical trail. Our guide, Bruce, told us a lot about the native and not-so-native wildlife, especially how much he deplores peacocks. Hit refresh on your browser if the video won’t load. You
Crazy Video of Paraglider Colliding With Vulture
Crazy video of a vulture colliding with a paraglider over the Himalayas. Watch closely at around 29 seconds. They both made it to the ground safely. Hat tip: my wonderful wife (via BoingBoing). You may need to hit refresh to view the video.
Biomimicry – The Kingfisher and the Bullet Train
This video comes from Habitat Seven and shows how nature can help solve problems through biomimicry: “the mimicking of life using imitation biological systems”. An engineer was faced with a problem that would potentially derail the Japanese bullet train but copied the design of the kingfisher to solve it! Definitely worth the watch! Note: you
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Piwi the Kiwi – Video of Hurt Kiwi Bird Using Treadmill
This is a video of “Piwi” the Kiwi who is undergoing rehab after breaking both legs. (Note: you may need to refresh to see the video.) From the Herald Sun Hat tip to Stacia for finding this one!!
Awesome Common Eider Video
Found this through the cool Lab of Ornithology website redesign blog (Round Robin). This is footage taken by Joel P. Heath, Ph.D. at Belcher Islands, Nunavut. Common Eider we found in Rhode Island above the water… click the link below to see what they look like underwater! The video shows a Common Eider diving and
Video Wednesday – Cleanup on Aisle Downy Hole
Our backyard Downy Woodpeckers have been busy the last few weeks feeding and taking care of their young. Here the male does a little cleanup. Includes slow motion! Downy Woodpecker Cleaning Up from birdfreak on Vimeo.