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Eagle with camera shows incredible flight from world’s tallest skyscraper

Posted at 3:35 PM, Mar 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-15 15:40:58-04

DUBAI — An eagle equipped with a camera on it’s back filmed a breathtaking flight from the world’s tallest skyscraper Saturday.

The video captures the eagle’s 2,722 foot journey from the top of the building to his owner on the ground.  Darshan, the camera-strapped eagle, had his flight streamed live on BBC news and even managed to break a record- the highest recorded flight from a man-made structure.

The flight was organized by Freedom Conservation to raise awareness about endangered birds.

Darshan was equipped with a Sony Action Cam Mini for his flight. According to NBC News, the group has recorded eagles taking off from several landmarks in Europe including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The imperial eagle was trained by Jacques-Olivier Travers, who set up the wings of freedom project to help reintroduce adult eagles into their natural environment.