A camera strapped to an eagle gives millions of people a bird's-eye view on YouTube. But is it REAL?!?! What do you think?
How was it done? Some news outlets say it was taken from the back of the eagle with a GoPro, a small camera used for remote photography and video.
Scientists design animal backpacks of all sorts for their feathered test subjects, and for many different purposes. Many are GPS-based, so that researchers can track the long-distance trips of migrating birds.
Others seek to use the birds as their eyes and ears in the environment. One team at Cornell University is building a removable backpack that draws energy from the bird’s movements to power a host of sensors: