The most recent “spy cam” clip from the PBS docu-series Spy in the Wild 2 takes the robotic digicam bit farther than earlier than. Not solely did they use a robotic “spy turtle” to seize the nesting course of up shut, the spy really laid its personal “digicam eggs” that captured what it’s like to be attacked by vultures trying for a fast meal.
The clip options three “spy” creatures in all: a drone disguised as a vulture captures the unbelievable turtle swarm from above, the spy turtle reveals the method from up shut, after which the clutch of digicam eggs captures what it’s like for the child turtles that by no means get the possibility to hatch.
It’s a formidable little bit of wildlife filmmaking that’s virtually stranger than fiction: robotic digicam turtle lays digicam eggs to seize never-before-seen footage of olive ridley turtle aribada in Costa Rica… whereas vulture digicam watches from above. The headline writes itself.
In accordance to the video’s description, lots of of hundreds of olive ridley sea turtles come to the shores of Ostional in Costa Rica to lay their eggs every year, with up to 20,000 arriving day-after-day. Every can lay up to 100 eggs, and after they’re completed, they have to bury them rapidly earlier than the vultures arrive.
Now, thanks to Spy in the Wild, we get to see what this seems like from above, on the bottom, and even from the attitude of the susceptible eggs.
Try the complete video up prime to see this never-before-filmed vantage level for your self. And if this clip piqued your curiosity, you’ll discover a number of extra Spy in the Wild clips within the PetaPixel archives, together with a robot monkey, a robot hummingbird, and a robot ‘spy pig’ who received on the mistaken facet of some Komodo dragons.
(through Laughing Squid)