We have all imagined or dreamed of what it would be like to fly like and eagle, and recently, thanks to an eagle cam–we saw what it would feel like. But little was known on the details of the flying eagle’s tour of Chamonix– except that the video received more than 6 million views in a very short period of time.
It turns out that the video was made by Jacques Olivier Travers, who operates a raptor center in Haute-Savoie, France. He rescues injured birds and teaches them how to fly again. Travers is a certified falconer and happens to be the youngest person in France that is actually allowed to keep raptors in captivity.
His technique for teaching the birds how to fly again is by paragliding alongside them in the air, something that he has found to be far more effective than the traditional technique of reintroduction.
By showing the raptor cam videos, Travers is enlightening the public on the plight of these injured raptors while also making us dream of flight.
Below you can check out his latest video which he filmed on France’s TF1 network.
The white-tailed eagle’s name is Victor.