By Daily Mail Reporter
A breathtaking new documentary gives viewers the chance to see a bird's perspective of the world for the very first time.
Winged Planet took four years to make due to the painstaking preparation, using the latest in camera techniques and specialized training of flocks.
The two-hour show offers an aerial view of America, Africa and Europe as spycams ride alongside, and at times on the backs of eagles, cranes, pelicans and snow geese.
The documentary crew used light aircraft alongside the birds after the creatures had become familiar with them to give this unique three-dimensional perspective.
Director John Downer told the Today show: 'They are the most amazing creatures....they are far more intelligent than we imagine. They are able to traverse a continent as we would like to see it, from the air.'
He added: 'The birds' world are interconnected across several continents...they give us a view we've never seen before.'
Winged Planet is on the Discovery Channel on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm.