Thursday, October 15, 2020

Trained Vulture Lands on Paragliders Selfie Stick

This is the moment a huge bird of prey swooped in to join a pair of paragliders as they soared above mountains in southern Spain.

GoPro footage taken over Algodonales, in Andalucia, showed the trained vulture alternating between flying alongside the men and landing on their selfie stick.

British instructor Scott Mason has pioneered the activity, known as 'parahawking', which sees trained birds guiding him to thermal columns.

The columns of warm air provide a lift which allows Scott to make his aerial trips longer while also making the experience more birdlike by mimicking their flight patterns.

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