Hawk Knocks Out Photographer’s Drone!


Drone photographers, vandals and the police are no longer your only concern when you are taking your camera for an aerial spin.

As experienced by photographer Christopher Schmidt, when he was taking his drone for a spin, an unexpected visitor attacked the device. A hawk, perhaps confusing it for a smaller bird, swooped towards the drone and attacked it mid-air, which then proceeded to drop to the ground. Thankfully, the camera caught the action, and the drone survived it as well. Check out the video below, and you can read more about Schmidt’s experience here.

Credit: Christopher Schmidt

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