Learn more about the harpy eagle during "Jungle Eagle" on Nature on Wednesday at 7 pm

Apr 11, 2013

The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team.

"Jungle Eagle" on Nature airs on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and channel 3-1.

Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world, but scientists know very little about them. NATURE enters their secret world with wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley and his team of cameramen as they locate a nest and struggle to document the lives of these elusive birds in Venezuela’s Orinoco River jungle. Pictured: Female harpy eagle in nest