Drone vs. Eagle (Video)

Drones are wonderful tools for photographers (versatile and fun to operate) but for one reason or another not every flight goes as planned. This brief viral video—captured in Victoria, Australia by photographer Adam Lancaster—documents a dramatic encounter between a DJI camera drone (just flying along, minding its own business) and what appears to be an irate wedge-tailed eagle.

Perhaps the mechanical visitor accidently ventured onto the eagle’s home turf or the bird thought it was something that might taste good. Either way, things did not go well for the hapless drone. The powerful eagle simply knocked it out of the sky proving its dominance.

The eagle was not harmed during the encounter but the DJI drone suffered $12 in damage as a result of the fall.

(Via PetaPixel)