Spectacular footage of Australia’s north west desert region has been captured, inadvertently, by a sea eagle that ‘stole’ a video camera and took it for a 70-mile flight.
The lens recorded the bird’s flapping wings – in sound and vision – the crevasses it flew through, the desert it crossed and finally the amusing moments when it landed and began pecking at the device.
The motion-sensor camera had been set up by Aboriginal rangers in a gorge near the Margaret River last May in the hope of capturing images of fresh-water crocodiles.
But within weeks the camera had disappeared. No-one, they agreed, would dare to steal it from croc territory, so they believed it had somehow fallen into the water.
Then, just a few weeks ago, ranger Roneil…
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