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On September 28th 2014, for the first time ever, a white-tailed eagle flew over the streets of Paris, soaring from the very top of the Eiffel Tower to the Trocadero Gardens. The white-tailed eagle has been extinct in France for over 50 years, and so to celebrate this momentous flight we decided to use a Sony Action Cam Mini to record the whole thing from a breath-taking point-of-view.
The event was a collaboration with non-profit organisation FREEDOM, whose objective is to re-introduce the white-tailed eagle into its natural habitat in the French and Swiss Alps.
Sony is working with FREEDOM as an official sponsor, to help them achieve their goals of re-introducing the White-Tailed Eagle into its natural habitat in the French and Swiss Alps. Sony is providing its Action CamTM camcorders to FREEDOM to allow them to accurately document the flights of white-tailed eagles.
FREEDOM is looking to use this footage to study the behaviour of the eagles to better understand the work that needs to be done to best prepare the terrain for their re-introduction.
Find out more about the HDR-AZ1 here: http://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/actioncam/hdr-az1-kit