Amazing footage of camera-clad eagle: real or fake?

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If this video is real, it’s one of the most amazing bird films I’ve seen. It was posted three days ago, apparently from France, and already has nearly 2.4 million views.

It seems to show footage from a camera mounted on the back of an eagle, and really gives you the sense of what it’s like to soar above the ground:

However, as the Los Angeles Times reports, the source and authenticity of the video hasn’t yet been verified:

The video was posted Monday by YouTube user Srachi. The posting lists the location of the flight simply as the Mer de Glace area of Chamonix, France. Mer de Glace, or Sea of Ice, is one of the longest glaciers in the Alps, extending for 3½ miles. Deep greenery, blue sky and snow-touched mountains fall away, bumpily, beneath the bird as it flies.

Efforts by the L.A. Times to reach…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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