Footage shows eagle’s eye-view of climate change damage to the Alps

Spectacular footage shows eagle’s eye-view of the damage that climate change appears to be doing to glaciers in the Alps

  • ‘Victor’  had a camera strapped between his wings and flew over the Alps
  • Feathered director is a white-tailed eagle which are found in Europe and Asia
  • The footage shows evidence for climate change damage to the Alps’ glaciers  

This breathtaking footage shows an eagle eye view of the snow topped glaciers of the Alps and shows the damage inflicted on them by climate change. 

The scenes were captured by strapping a small camera between the wings of a majestic white-tailed eagle, whose name is Victor. 

Victor swoops over the mountain tops, revealing the acute damage to the Alps’ once magnificent glaciers due to the climate crisis. 

Victor the white-tailed eagle, pictured, revealed this awe-inspiring footage of a bird’s-eye view of the pinnacle of the Alps. The mountain range, which rests over a number of European countries, including Switzerland, has been impacted in recent decades by climate change

The mighty eagle can be seen swooping as it approaches the summit of a mountain in the Alpine region. Victor tends to soar and plummet during the video

The mighty eagle can be seen swooping as it approaches the summit of a mountain in the Alpine region. Victor tends to soar and plummet during the video 

Here Victor can be seen approaching a huge expanse of snow. The images were provided by a charity called the Eagle Wings Foundation

Here Victor can be seen approaching a huge expanse of snow. The images were provided by a charity called the Eagle Wings Foundation

The footage begins with Victor perched in the foreground and a view of the mountains behind him. 

The feathered director is kitted out with a camera, no bigger than a coffee coaster. 

The images were provided courtesy of a charity working with children in Mexico, called the Eagle Wings Foundation. 

Reports say that the mountain range in the Alpine regions are changing very often over recent years and has dramatically changed in decades. Many wonder whether their children will have the opportunity to see the same mountain tops

Reports say that the mountain range in the Alpine regions are changing very often over recent years and has dramatically changed in decades. Many wonder whether their children will have the opportunity to see the same mountain tops

Victor can be seen with the camera set up between his wings as he peers over the Alpine mountain tops

Victor can be seen with the camera set up between his wings as he peers over the Alpine mountain tops 

The soaring bird can then be seen hovering over the mountain tops and swooping down and in between the majestic peaks. 

Victor flies over a series of large compounds built on the top of the summits. It appears as though much of the powdery snow has receded from nearby to the buildings and from around the peaks.

As the astonishing video draws to an end, Victor plummets through a mist of snowy fog and can then be seen thundering towards the arm of a man who was waiting for the bird’s return.  

The feathered director approaches a number of large compounds perched on the mountain tops. It appears as though much of the snow has receded from where the buildings stand

The feathered director approaches a number of large compounds perched on the mountain tops. It appears as though much of the snow has receded from where the buildings stand

The feathered director approaches a number of large compounds perched on the mountain tops. It appears as though much of the snow has receded from where the buildings stand 

Climate change is affecting the Alps from the composition of the frost holding the mountains in place, to the volume and quality of snow

Climate change is affecting the Alps from the composition of the frost holding the mountains in place, to the volume and quality of snow

Glaciers are retreating and ice and snow bridges are disappearing. The art of guiding in the mountains is changing as traditional routes become unsafe. Here, Victor can be seen returning to his handler who is waiting nearby to the lake in the shot

Glaciers are retreating and ice and snow bridges are disappearing. The art of guiding in the mountains is changing as traditional routes become unsafe. Here, Victor can be seen returning to his handler who is waiting nearby to the lake in the shot 

Some glaciers, that could be traversed five years ago, have changed. The ice is gone and the rock underneath is exposed

Some glaciers, that could be traversed five years ago, have changed. The ice is gone and the rock underneath is exposed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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