Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bird Steals Camera Disguised as Egg, Films Penguin Colony From Above

John Downer Productions specializes in wildlife photography. For its documentary called Penguins - Spy In the Huddlea camera was hidden inside what looked like an egg, and placed in a penguin colony. What better way to get close-up video of penguins interacting with eggs?

Alas, penguins aren't the only birds with an eye for penguin eggs. Some other fowl have more foul intentions - stealing, and eating, those eggs. So the "egg camera" drew some unwanted attention from a striated caracara, which eventually got hold of the egg cam and flew off with it. That bird thus became the first of his species to do a video fly-over of a penguin colony.

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