We’ve always had the desire to leave our earth-bound bodies and take flight with the birds. We achieved the miracle of flight over a century ago. But only recently did we create a robot that can mechanically reproduce the beauty of birds in flight. And now we’ve taken the next step, actually joining birds high in the air. Above you can watch ParaHawking in action, a fusion between falconry and paragliding that lets you interact with birds of prey in their own environment. It all takes place in Nepal. And it’s all part of an effort to conserve Asia’s threatened vulture population. Learn more about these conservation efforts and ParaHawking itself at, of course, Parahawking.com.
And if you want to see what happens when a paraglider (not affiliated with this project) accidentally runs into an eagle, watch below: