Tilly the Golden Eagle soars over a verdant landscape with a mounted camera on her back. In this BBC Earth video, we take a ride with her as she travels the skies, lands, and avoids some aggressive ravens protecting their airspace over the Scottish Highlands. Observe her flying style:
An eagle rarely flaps while flying, instead they soar on outstretched wings. They get their lift from riding warm thermals in the air, this is very energy efficient. Watch as her tail directs her through the wind like the rudder of a ship.
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