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Mindblowing Footage of Cranes Flying Over Venice: VIDEO


A new show called Earthflight is premiering tomorrow night on the BBC One in the UK which attempts to show what it's like to fly with birds, and it looks positively stunning.

Write the filmmakers: "Common cranes have been hand-reared to fly alongside a microlight to capture these images. Earthflight uses many different filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they reveal some of the greatest natural and man-made monuments of the planet."

Check out the gorgeous footage, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via reddit)


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  1. The French film "Winged Migration"(to give it its English name) did used this technique a decade ago.

    Posted by: MikeW | Jan 11, 2012 8:24:58 PM

  2. Btw, this is the third episode in the series.

    Posted by: sylvatica | Jan 11, 2012 8:50:19 PM

  3. Truly amazing imagery.

    Posted by: Chuy | Jan 11, 2012 8:57:56 PM

  4. This is beautiful, and I recommend people check out Winged Migration too. It's extraordinary.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Jan 11, 2012 10:05:21 PM

  5. This goes way beyond what Winged Migration did. My stomach felt funny watching this.

    Posted by: AJ | Jan 11, 2012 10:42:26 PM

  6. Stunning footage and I love the sounds the cranes make.

    Posted by: Red | Jan 12, 2012 2:12:38 AM

  7. Sometimes, I think birds are the luckiest creatures on this planet...they get to fly!

    Posted by: millerbeach | Jan 12, 2012 3:26:11 AM

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  9. They are so majestic! Look closely at the crane's heads as they fly... they remain stationary while the neck and upper body move in rhythm with the wings. This reminded me of another video that demonstrates the same amazing thing in chickens:

    Posted by: arundel | Jan 12, 2012 12:36:47 PM

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