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GoPro captures orphan pelican’s first flight in Tanzania

Ever wonder what it would be like to get an up-close and personal view of a pelican learning to fly for the first time?

If so, the GoPro team has you covered.

According to, Greystoke Mahale staff members found the pelican, named Bigbird, after it washed ashore in Tanzania after a recent storm.

Attached to the middle of the beak, the GoPro’s HD HERO3+® camera captures the stunning sight of Bigbird’s first flight around the Mahale Mountains.