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This Bird Is About to Steal a Camera, Fly Off & Capture Amazing Footage of a Penguin Colony

"Too awesome."

(Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

A video uploaded to the Internet by wildlife photographer John Downer shows the riveting moments a bird snatches an egg camera and lifts off into the air.

(Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

The footage, likely taken as part of the "Spy in the Huddle" series, was posted to Downer's YouTube page Friday.

"A striated caracara, intrigued by our spy egg-cam, decides to fly off with our camera but in the process captures the first ever aerial footage of a rockhopper penguin colony shot by a flying bird," the YouTube description said.

At the time of publication, the video boasted just over 10,000 views on YouTube, but had garnered rave reviews.

[sharequote align="center"]"Too awesome."[/sharequote]

"Too awesome," commented one individual.

"Beautiful video," wrote another.

Watch the video:

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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