Video — Owl Landing: 1,000 Frames Per Second

Think you’re a hot pilot? Compared to other humans, maybe you are, but if you need a little dose of humility, check out this video of an owl coming in for a landing aimed directly at a high-speed camera, which is said to be capturing the scene at 1,000 frames per second, compared to around 30 for conventional video. Some of the things that commenters have noted are the variable geometry wings, the extendable vortex generators (feathers) on the wing leading edge and the lift dump capability upon touchdown. Impressive stuff.

Check out the video below, or click here.


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