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VIDEO: Eagle-cam offers bird's eye view of Alps
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VIDEO: Eagle-cam offers bird's eye view of Alps

Published: 18 Sep 2013 17:14 GMT+02:00
Updated: 18 Sep 2013 17:14 GMT+02:00

A mysterious video clip filmed by a mini-camera apparently strapped to the back of an eagle as it soars above the famous Mer de Glace glacier near Chamonix in the French Alps has gone viral on the internet. See for yourself why.

The rare, if not never-seen-before footage of the famous Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier in the Haute-Savoie area of the Alps was captured thanks to what appears to be a miniature camera attached to the eagle’s back. 

In the clip, which is entitled 'Flying eagle point of view', the eagle swoops over stunning ice-lined valley and the snow capped mountains, which rise steeply either side.

Since the video appeared on YouTube on Monday, viewing figures have skyrocketed.

On Wednesday afternoon, the clip already had over 100,000 views.

For now, the author of the video remains unknown, but until then we can only watch and admire. Take a look at the video yourself and let us know what you think.

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Sophie Inge (sophie.inge@thelocal.com)

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