Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amazing video of an owl landing


I've no idea how the photographer captured this video of an eagle owl landing on a branch. He must have concealed his camera very well indeed! At any rate, it's produced some spectacular footage.





Lovely! I've always liked owls, and this is some of the best footage of an owl in flight that I've ever seen.

Peter

16 comments:

Hack said...

This is amazing. Thanks for sharing. There's actually an owl outside my house right now.

Morris said...

That's a breathtaking shot. Marvellous stuff!

reflectoscope said...

Wow.

Jim

Jumblerant said...

Amazing footage. Thanks.

First of all, its good to see you are back to normal after the 'incident'.

Second of all, I didn't realize that owls wore trousers!! (around the 0.16 mark)

Have a great day now y'all!

Anonymous said...

Looks like maybe a "pinhole" camera, rigged with a fisheye lens and maybe a photoelectric trip...

Spectacular footage, however it was done.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Very inspiring for the aviation-inclined. What incredible airfoil management as he flares.

Leatherneck

Old NFO said...

Whoa... nice approach to landing! Agree with Leatherneck, it is interesting to watch it spill air as it touches down.

Farm.Dad said...

If you look it appears you can see the leather " Jesses " on his legs . IMHO the owl is some falconers and is being called with meat.

Ambulance Driver said...

What FarmDad said. Still, some rather spectacular footage!

Anonymous said...

Mouse's last sight.

Crucis said...

Nose up...flaps extended...gear down...touchdown!

But---no rollout.

Real nice video, Peter.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

No matter how good a pilot I get, I'll never be able to fly as cleanly, smoothly, efficiently, and gracefully as that.

Won't stop me from trying, just humbles me on the way.

smartdogs said...

I saw the jesses too - but want to note that not all owls are shy. We live in owl central, a northern hardwood forest with lots of standing dead trees and small critters. The barred owls are so unreactive that, at least when they're perched, the dogs and I can walk up to within a few feet of them.

The screech owls and great horned are shyer but still regularly appear very close to our house.

...I love watching "our" owls but the severed bunny heads some of them leave can be a bit - disconcerting.

phlegmfatale said...

WHAT A HOOT!

Morris said...

Phlegmfatale, oowwwww!

phlegmfatale said...

I knew someone would cry "fowl!"