Skydiving with a peregrine–awesome video from National Geographic

imageOK – so we all know that peregrine falcons are awesome predators, and that in a stoop they are the fastest living thing on earth.

But just how fast is fast… and what exactly does a stooping peregrine look like up close and personal, in slow motion?

One US scientist took a novel approach to finding out. He jumped out of a plane and went into freefall with a lure and a trained peregrine and filmed it in mid stoop.

Check out this amazing video from the National Geographic team, and you can but marvel at the peregrines aerial prowess – truly the most awe inspiring aerial predator of them all.

About Calvin Jones

Calvin Jones is a freelance writer, author, birder and lifelong wildlife enthusiast. He is founder and managing editor of He is also the tour leader and wildlife guide on our West Cork based Discover Wildlife tours.
Calvin is also co-author of bestselling digital marketing titles and offers digital business consulting services and training through Digital Marketing Success

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