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Seagull steals camera for amazing bird's eye selfie

Jessica Jones · 16 Jul 2015, 10:22

Published: 16 Jul 2015 10:22 GMT+02:00

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Some Swiss tourists got more than they bargained for when they were filming along the coast of the Cíes islands, off Galicia in northern Spain earlier this month.

The holidaymakers were filming a seagull on a clifftop wall when suddenly the feathered fiend snatched their GoPro video camera and took flight, to the horror of the pair, who can be heard shouting in Swiss German.

The video of the incident, uploaded to YouTube by Martin Lozano from Switzerland, shows the bird tentatively making its way towards the camera, before picking it up and flying away, recording some incredible shots of the sheer cliff face and the crashing waves below.

Amazingly, the “natural drone” did not drop the camera and landed a little further along the clifftop where the GoPro was recovered by its owners.

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The Cíes islands were declared a National Park in 2002 and feature of Spain’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on July 8th, has already been viewed almost 2 million times, proving that a bird’s eye view is often the best. 

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Jessica Jones (jessica.jones@thelocal.com)

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