Eagle With Camera Mounted on Its Back Captures Stunning Flight Off World’s Tallest Building

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An eagle’s record-setting dive from the world’s tallest building Saturday was captured in a stunning video by a small camera that was strapped to the bird’s back.

Darshan the eagle took off from the top of the 2,722-feet high Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 5 p.m. local time, according to the video posted online by Freedom Conservation, which organized the event.

For about 1 minute and 30 seconds, the camera captured a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the eagle as it swooped down from the skyscraper and landed safely on the arm of its trainer, the video showed.

It marks the highest-ever flight for a bird from a man-made structure, according to Freedom Conservation. The organization put on the event to increase awareness about the endangered bird of prey.

The eagle’s flight was live-streamed by BBC News.


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