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Eagle with camera flies from Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

A view of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa.
A view of Dubai from the Burj Khalifa. Image by elisasophia / CC BY-SA 2.0

An eagle with a camera strapped to its back has taken flight from the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Footage from the camera was live-streamed as the eagle soared down 830m, capturing stunning views of the city before returning to its trainer at the base of the building. The event broke the world record for the highest ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure, and aimed to raise awareness of eagle conservation. Read more and watch the footage here: bbc.co.uk