Gee Atherton Gets the Ultimate Birds Eye View

Gee had a different kind of riding partner for the filming of his next big challenge with BBC Earth.

Red Bull went behind the scenes of a special collaboration with downhill mountainbiking ace Gee Atherton and BBC Earth. See this incredible selection of images from the shoot here.

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Take Flight
Gee gets ready to take off down the mountain on his bike with the falcon.

Take Flight

Gee got ready to take off down the hill side to race against the world's fastest bird, the Peregrine Falcon.

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A New View
Gee tore down the Welsh mountain side with the falcon close by.

A New View

Gee tore down the Welsh mountain side with the falcon close by.

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Keeping Up
With the falcon in tow, the pair fly down the slopes during the filming of the BBC Earth film.

Keeping Up

With the falcon in tow, the pair flew down the slopes during the filming of the BBC Earth experiment.

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Eyes on Gee
Downhill mountain biking pro Gee Atherton leads the way.

Eyes on Gee

Downhill mountain biking pro Gee Atherton may have had the advantage of speed, but the Peregrine Falcon's agility was hard to beat.

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Close Behind
Gee Atherton rides with a falcon during the filming of BBC Earth.

Close Behind

Gee took mountain biking to the next level when he raced against a different league of competition.

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A New Challenge
Gee Atherton meets his falcon co-star for the BBC Earth film.

A New Challenge

Gee Atherton met his competition for the BBC Earth film.

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Eye in the Sky
A camera that followed Gee Atherton and the falcon on their ride in Wales.

Eye in the Sky

BBC Earth used new drone technology to capture a unique perspective from the air of Gee and the falcon.

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Meet the Team
The BBC Earth team.

Meet the Team

The BBC Earth team set up a shot, ready for when Gee took off down the Antur Stiniog trails.

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On Camera
Gee Atherton rides in front of the camera for BBC Earth.

On Camera

Gee's skills were put to the test against one of nature's fastest and most dangerous animals for BBC Earth's latest project.

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Up in the Air
Gee Atherton flies down the trails for the camera.

Up in the Air

Gee Atherton flew down the trails for the camera.

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Mid-Air
Gee Atherton mid-air during the BBC Earth film shoot.

Mid-Air

Gee took on the Welsh terrain for the BBC Earth special.

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In Hot Pursuit
Gee sped down the mountain, leaving the falcon trailing behind.

In Hot Pursuit

Gee sped down the mountain, leaving the falcon trailing behind.

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Close Call
Gee Atherton's GoPro captured a close up of the falcon.

Close Call

The falcon's razor sharp talons were just centimetre's from Gee's as it went for the bait.

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Flying High

Flying High

The falcon was in hot pursuit of Gee on the Antur Stiniog hills in Wales.

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Tired of Flying
Gee Atherton and the falcon portrait

Tired of Flying

After a day in the sky filming for BBC Earth, the falcon tried out Gee Atherton's mode of transport.

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