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"Are you lost? I can call the authorities. Do you need assistance? Sir? Sir? "
"Did I give you good customer service?!"
I can caw the authorities
Yeah. Now it's perfect! Thanks
five stars on uber
Keep calm and transfer credits
I love that the bird hangs out for a few seconds, then off he goes. “Alright, cool. Nice meeting you, falling human.”
"Hey you don't look like you belong here. Everything okay? Yeah? Alright cool have a good day!"
"have you got a few minutes to talk about our Lord and saviour? No? Okay have a nice day!"
Have you heard the good word about Bird Jesus?
I’ve never gotten away from these people as easily as a “No? Okay”
"You jump out of planes -- just like Doug! He's dead. See you later New Doug!"
"Another day, another falling Doug"
"Oooh big parachute huh? .... Alright... Well, see ya later!"
Falling human is my favourite phrase of the day.
Goodbye soon to be carrion!
As I recall this is a trained bird
There's a few videos out there of trained falcons also flying with their owners while skydiving, pretty neat.
Also they're apparently paragliding, not skydiving
Here's a post from a few weeks ago with sound
Ooo this is cool, this is a company that does this, they call it parahawking
I was trying to find the comment that said it is not skydiving. The risers are too low to be a skydiving parachute.
If I may, why would the risers be different to the two activities?
Yep. You can see the grommets for the jesses (leather straps for control of the bird) on the bird’s legs, right about where the feathers start. Pretty standard falconer kit.
But...this looks like a juvenile turkey vulture.
On the version with sound you can hear the bells the bird is wearing.
I prefer the illusion that it's not trained and saying hi to a random person. But trained birds are pretty cool too.
Isn't that a vulture though? Who trains a vulture?
Some vultures are majestic as fuck. The bearded vulture eats bones and paints itself red with mud. It will sometimes eat tortoises or other hard-shelled animals by picking them up and then dropping them from high altitudes to crack them open. If you don't think that's the tightest shit then get out of my face
I've been to two birds of prey shows that had vultures.
Eh, vulture, hawk, they're all large birds that are cool to fly with.
This makes sense. It was looking in his hand for food, only trained birds would know to do that.
The real mvp
I was gonna bloody say that there's no way the bird could just casually do this during a sky dive.
Dont ruin this for me
He merely enhanced it by saying you can experience it too!
This is the coolest god damn thing I have ever seen
Never heard of someone training a turkey vulture, but the world is a strange place.
Thank you for saying both for me. That’s also sick and I’m going to try it.
"Oh I am sorry, I thought this lift was going up. Have a nice day."
Dammit. Why are you all so much funnier than me.
Thank you. I am not really funny, but perhaps you think so because you only hear the laughs and not the boos. I am certain you are much funnier.
I dunno why, but when I think of vultures speaking English in my head they all have Russian accents. Anyway. Have nice day.
“Yo man, let me just catch my breath. Thanks, dude. “
I keep reading these with a Kiwi accent, like the rock dude from Thor Ragnarock (who is also the director).
KORG! [Taika Waititi] he’s my favorite!
"Psst, drop apartments by school, totally saw a tricked out SKS there earlier. Dibs on the dead body though."
Seriously bares a striking resemblance to the north west area of the map
"Holy shit! Hey! Hi. I didn't know you guys could fly! It's cool right? Anyway I gotta go, byee."
That awesome, we should name him
I think that skydiver already has a name.
Is it Robert Paulsen?
George it is...
Birds have such a cool life
I don't think they even appreciate it.
Depends if being at complete mercy of the weather and spending most of your day looking for food, sounds like a cool life, then sure.
i spend most of my day looking for food anyway
Maybe just the flying part... lol
"Hey, this is weird. K, byyyyye "
Think that is a white headed vulture
It’s checking out the buffet before it gets to the ground
It’s a juvenile Egyptian vulture
"Hey just letting you know, I've called dibs if your chute doesn't open"
Paraglider. Not skydiver. Jesus.. Apples and oranges.
I'll take an orange, please.
If they are free, I'll take one, too.
This needs upvotes.
I didn’t know Disney princesses were into skydiving...
So this is actually pretty common. A lot of parasailers keep raw meat with them for the birds of prey that they follow.
You can follow eagles/hawks/vultures to know where the thermals are, follow them and you get to climb up a few hundred feet at least.
It depends on the kind of sail you're using, of course.
Holy shit are birds supposed to be that high
It all depends on the quality of grass they are consuming.
conume g r a s s
No, they passed statutes about it in 85 but there rarely enforced except as an excuse to pull them over to check if they're carrying
That's a paraglider, not a skydiver.
Skydivers start in an airplane and fly down.
Paragliders start on a hillside and fly up.
Both sports use similar looking parafoils but they are designed and perform very differently.
The bird looks to have an ID ring so it's probably trained. Doesn't take away from how cool this is though
Yeah, probably been in a protected setting for some time and knows where its food comes from, so I bet it doesn't stray too far away
Have I seen everything now? I-I think so...
Have you seen inside your own asshole?
Would you be surprised if I said yes? I even have the footage.
Trained bird, it has bracelets on it's ankles
Just imagine what little chance he gets to rest up at that altitude, the guy was just taking a breather
Pretty sure that bird has id rings on and is expecting food in the dudes hand. Its trained to do that.
/r/AnimalTextGifs needs to know about this asap....
I did this in Nepal! It was more magic than adrenaline. The parahwking project led by Scott Mason raises money for benefit of endangered and threatened birds. The program is now in Spain.
This is actually called parahawking. It's not chance at all, they literally jumped with that bird.
I’m not sure I’ve seen anything cooler in my life.
"Hey what you doing all the way up here? Anyway, see you at the bottom!"
TIL parahawking is a thing
There’s people in the world who this happens to, meanwhile, I’m sitting in a parking lot wasting time, watching it happen on my phone.
Vultures are surprisingly friendly. I got to hang out with a black vulture while helping out a wildlife rehabber friend. Her black vulture wanted to be in the middle of things because he loves attention. He can't be released into the wild, so he's an education bird. He quickly learned I was a total sucker for him, and he got scritches and treats (thawed rat pinkies) from me. When we were working outside, he watched us through the window. We were bffs by the end of the day.
“Can I eat dis? No? Bye.”
Is that a human?! There's no way that's a human
Oh what the heck, it IS a human! What are you doing up here dude? You okay?
Well, I'll be on my way.
Food? No food? Okay bye.
"This is a first for both of us"
I honestly thought this was happening in free fall till I saw the straps
Air to air refuelling
Just resting my wings for a bit.. Uh hey what's up, oh haha us, flies away without human laugh
This is so sweet...
I thought he was still in free fall and hadn't pulled the shoot, at first. Still impressive AF though.
No fucking way. This has got to be fake right?
Apparently they're trained. And it's paragliding
That is so freaking cool
I'll bet that vulture is just waiting for the human to splat...
what kind of bird is that? it looks pretty weird
"Hi there Hooman! Nice of you to drop by!"
I hope that made the bird's day as much as it made mine.
I'd take this as a really bad omen.
That's fucking badass
“I’ve never seen such a large birb like this before” - Winged beast probably.
Imagine being that badass.
Sky diving AND bird lands on you !? Best day ever !
Bird: "Not sure if you're aware, but you're not supposed to be up here. I'd start flapping if I were you. Like this!"
" Hey hooman, you got any treats?"
"No? Ok check you later."
I believe it’s his bird
Someone play freebird!!!!!!!
"What kind of tree is this?"
Well it just so happened that the bird was headed to tilted also and wanted a lift
That bird's face looks like a mask
“Wuzzup, dawg! Names Bran... you can call me the three-eyed Raven, and was just out and about. You good? Can’t hear you at this altitude anyways. Peace out, homie.”
That’s not skydiving, that’s paragliding.
Hey - you alive! I prefer dead things - seeya!
It looks like the parachute is deployed, just something to note.
You're not supposed to be here
"You dead yet? No? Shit. I'll wait."
That wasn't a random bird. It has a tag on it. It comes with the skydiving company.
If I could upvote this more than once I would.
‘Good afternoon Sir. Do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ?’
Hey bud do you need help?
Are you people serious? This is clearly the locnese monster in a bird mask asking for 3.50....
Hardcore Disney princess.
He’s dropping Georgopol
“Hey, man! Oh, skydiving huh? Alright!”
“Welp, seeya later!”
Where we dropping boys
I love fortnite
Birb: Hey, where you headed? Guy: Pochinki Birb: L8r Sk8r
You hev conke? No? Only bepis? K, thx
Dude, how I top that when I am bragging about something and then this guy tells this to me.
Looks like he is paragliding or maybe parmotoring
What kind of bird is that?