When the BBC hid this “egg cam” in the middle of a colony of Rockhopper penguins to capture them in their natural environment, there’s absolutely no way they could have imagined the footage would be this jaw-dropping. A Striated Caracara who was looking for a meal grabbed what it thought was an unhatched egg. After rolling it around and unsuccessfully trying to crack it, the bird did the only thing left it could: took it to try again later.
Seeing the up-close footage of the Caracara is great on its own, but when it finally gets a grip on the egg and begins to fly, I was in awe. This is the first aerial footage of a penguin colony captured from a bird of prey’s point of view, and it was a happy accident. If this footage took your breath away, please SHARE it with your friends! And if you’re an animal lover, then please look below the video for something special.