How do you get a bird's-eye-view of a penguin colony? Give a bird the camera. 

A documentary filmmaker made a camera that looks like a penguin egg and stuck it in the colony. The result is some uniquely close-up footage of the birds.

In the clip, a caracara bird finds the egg-cam, thinking it's an easy meal. When he takes off with the camera in talon, he captures the first bird-shot footage of a penguin colony.

But then the bird drops the hidden camera mid-flight, and two turkey vultures roll it back to the the penguin's area.

The video is taken from “Penguins — Spy in the Huddle,” a documentary that was shot using 50 disguised cameras in penguin colonies in Antarctica, Peru and the Falkland Islands, among other locations.



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