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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Camera disguised as egg takes unexpected trip by way of bird of prey

http://jdp.co.uk/programmes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle

Read more about the EggCam, the SnowCam, and the Underwater PenguinCam
With their feisty nature, penguins can bring up their young against the most extraordinary odds. Penguins – Spy in the Huddle, a wildlife film from BBC and Discovery, spends nearly a year in their close company, deploying 50 spy cameras to capture the true character of what it’s really like to be a penguin.

The spycams are disguised cleverly as life-size penguins, eggs and snowballs to infiltrate the penguins’ colonies secretly. They chart the challenges penguins face from the moment they emerge from the sea to raise their chicks to their final return to the water.

Along the way a Striated Caracara, a bird of prey, becomes intrigued by a spy egg-cam and decides to steal it. The following video is the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird.

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