Stunning footage shows what it's like to fly on an eagle above London


In an attempt to make a great ad for its new Assassin's Creed video game, Ubisoft strapped a 4K camera on an eagle and let the bird fly free above the city of London while capturing some phenomenal footage. The decision behind the stunt was to merge the real life footage from the eagle's perspective to the virtual version of the city where the game is set, making fans excited for the release. While we are not very used to seeing eagles in such urban environments, Sidney, the eagle used in the video, was the perfect pick, as falconry expert Chris O'Donnel commented:

"Sidney is a Bald Eagle who is used to large crowds of people and was highly adaptable to a busy city environment. We developed a bespoke harness and fitting for the camera and spent months testing it for comfort and stability. We had good flying conditions, incredible launch points and the footage we captured was utterly remarkable."

You can watch the full video here:

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