Wednesday, September 22, 2010

the speedy peregrine falcon

the fastest animal on the planet is the peregrine falcon. it can reach speeds over 320 km/h (200 mph) and experiences up to 10 G's at the bottom of a swoop dive! in this BBC video, they strapped a camera onto a peregrine falcon so we can try to experience this level of speed for ourselves! i was most amazed by the second part, showing the bird's agility, as it speeds through a dense forest!

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