Video: Flying through Forests as a Goshawk

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 30, 2010 3

Human beings have a number of common dream themes, and one of them is flying. We’ve probably all imagined a bird’s-eye view of one landscape or another. If you’ve ever wondered, however, what flying looks like from the eyes of some of the fastest raptors on earth, watch this BBC video. Small cameras were attached to a peregrine falcon as it flew over a shoreline and a goshawk flying through a forest.

Now, if only we could use biomimicry to get us soaring through some of the world’s last great expanses of trees, such as the Great Bear Rainforest!

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,




  1. john June 24, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

    Great footage. Always had a passion for birds; especially, skilled fliers. I often head into loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park just up the road and have great pleasure to watch the amazing wildlife, esp goshawks hunting. 🙂

  2. NineQuietLessons September 30, 2010 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I think I tried to do something like this in a couple videogames. I always hit the trees.

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