Meet the tough guys of the Mongolian steppe — predators that reign the fields, the air, and the night. The golden eagle, with his missing claw and his magnificent feathers that rival any wind-blown hair of Hollywood. The wild horse with his bad boy, mohawk-like mane, and the innocent looking hedgehog, whose hallow spines ward off even aggressive snakes.

Check out these predators in a new slow-motion YouTube video that features awesome music by Bassnectar. The video was posted by National Geographic featuring scenes from the TV series “Secret Life of Predators.” The show offers a glimpse into the lives of the world’s predators — which aren’t all about aggression and death but rather about survival and beating the odds.

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The golden eagle featured in the video is a close relative of the famous Bald Eagle and can be seen in North America, if you’re lucky! In fact, January is National Eagle Watch Month, so it’s the perfect time to get out and catch a glimpse of these magnificent predators right here in the U.S.

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