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Falcon Attacks (KAP Rig) @ The China Great Wall | by d3an7an
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Falcon Attacks (KAP Rig) @ The China Great Wall

This falcon on its hunt for food mistook my KAP Rig as its potential prey and actually made its attack in midair. Fortunately, the falcon didn't persist in dragging my rigs, and I'm delighted to share this once in a million KAP photo with you!


This beautiful picture with The China Great Wall as its backdrop with a lake at on the bottom (you can even see a touring boat on the lake), plus on a beautiful sunny day with blue and cloudy sky, was captured just before the falcon attacks.


The KAP Rig is simply a GoPro on a 2 second timer, hanging on the kite line without a picavet, as the wind was unstable with the mountain ranges around the location. I was on The Great Wall itself, due to limited space on the wall, I didn't have alot of room to maneuver either


This section of The Great Wall is called Huanghuacheng Great Wall (or in Chinese 黄花城水长城), about 80km north of Beijing. What's unique about this section is that portion of the wall actually decent into the water, that's where it gets its Chinese name from.


Note: If you're viewing the geo tagged map for the location, remember to enable Satellite mode.


Updated: Thanks to @Blue Kite Team for his correction, I originally identified it as an Eagle.


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This picture was features in "61 Amazing Kite Aerial Photography Images" @ Digital Photography School

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Taken on September 4, 2011