Vulture Catches a Ride with Paragliders Above Spanish Mountains
A vulture found an easy way to take a quick break while soaring thousands of feet in the air … and all thanks to a few paragliders.
The incredible video was shot late last month over Algodonales, Spain and while it may sound like an incredible encounter with nature … there is actually a method behind it. The technique is called parahawking and it is practiced by a paraglider instructor Scott mason.
Parahawking features a trained bird of prey to guide paragliders through thermal columns in the air. Participants don’t just be close and personal with the animals … but air travel also lasts longer and feels more “like birds”.
Mason has been training birds from a young age and says his goal is to educate animals about the role they play in their ecosystems.
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