WATCH: Eagle flies off with camera, poses for ‘selfie’

Posted at 7:51 AM, Dec 03, 2013

(CNN) - An Australian sea eagle added new meaning to the phrase "bird's eye view" when it took off with a camera.

[Scroll down to see a 1:00 clip of the eagle's flight]

Park and wildlife rangers put the camera near a river to capture pictures of fresh-water crocodiles.

Eagle SelfieThe bird had another idea. It picked up the camera and flew nearly 70 miles before setting it down.

You can see the eagle appears to pose for a selfie as it pecked at the camera.

The theft happened back in May, but workers recently found the camera which recorded the entire incident.