Bald Eagle ‘Challenger’ Soars with Action Cam During National Anthem
Challenger the Bald Eagle soared into an NFL stadium during the National Anthem—wearing a camera!
In an effort to educate the public about the importance and beauty of this majestic species, this video was created to show what it looks like from an eagle’s point of view during flight!
The video was filmed at the Texans vs. Bengals “Salute to Service” game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 23, 2014.
The video has made the rounds on national television, and was recognized as the “video of the day” on NBC’s TODAY show.
Challenger is a 25-year-old non-releasable male Bald Eagle cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation. This majestic bird has become a free-flying educational ambassador for his species, soaring through hundreds of stadiums, arenas, ballrooms, and classrooms across the U.S. since 1991. He was blown from his nest at 5-weeks of age and rescued by well-meaning people who proceeded to hand-raise him. As a result, he became imprinted for life.