Or so it appeared.
Because when the seagull, apparently a budding filmmaker, decided to approach the camera, something extraordinary happened.
The bird picked up the GoPro with its beak and proceeded to dive off the ledge, soaring above rock formations, foliage, and the ocean and recording the views in a way humans dream of.
Not to mention The Cíes Islands are the Vigo estuary's greatest treasure: an amazing national marine-terrestrial park and one of the country's most beautiful places, which is why the Romans named them the islands of the gods," according to Turismodevigo.org.
In the end, the seagull drops the camera back off so that its owner can retrieve it, but for a minute there we thought he was never coming back.