Filmmaker John Downer has used clever camera disguises to get an up close look at the everyday wonders in our world that birds see. By using some clever camera hacks, he is able to go where no cinematographer or photographer has gone before.

In an interview with Pop Photo, John states,

What we had to do was strip down the highest-quality, but smallest HD camera available. We had to engineer it so it was basically a circuit board, a chip, a lens, and batteries. We had to make sure it was as light as possible, but we also needed it to record slow-motion […] So, we had to make the cameras and the mounts so the bird could fly naturally and feel comfortable.

Read more of his story on Discovery.com here.

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