Camera strapped to eagle offers bird’s-eye view of nature

We’ve all heard the term “from a bird’s eye view,” though usually it’s in reference to photos or videos shot from the view of an airplane passenger, a sky diver, or maybe even a bungee jumper. But how many of us have really seen what it’s like to be a bird?

Well, now you can. A video taken from an eagle’s perspective was uploaded to Youtube on Monday and quickly picked up by media outlets. Garnering nearly 2 million views in just a couple of days, the video has clearly gone viral. But despite its popularity, very few details regarding the footage have surfaced.

Presumably, the camera was placed on a trained eagle, and until more information is revealed, we can only hope that this footage comes from a safe and legal project.

In the video the eagle glides over the well-known Mer de Glace Glacier in the French Alps near Chamonix, and just after the 20-second mark, you can see it pump its wings to gain more air as it soars past a man below.

So if you really want to know what it’s like to fly, check out the video below—it may be the closest you ever get!