Eagle-cam captures record-breaking journey from top of world’s highest building

Posted at 9:42 AM, Mar 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-15 09:42:48-04

Dubai – An eagle equipped with a small camera on its back filmed a stunning world-record flight from the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper.

The bird’s-eye view was recorded when Darshan the eagle flew 2,722 feet down to his owner from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday. Darshan’s flight was streamed live on BBC News and broke the record of the highest recorded bird 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.