Darshan, the imperial eagle, had quite a view to accompany his record-breaking flight from the world’s tallest building last Saturday.

With a small Sony Action Mini camera strapped to his back, Darshan dove 2,700 feet from the top of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, to his handler on the ground.

Broadcast live by the BBC, the flight from a bird’s-eye-view was organized by the group, Freedom Conservation to raise awareness for endangered birds of prey. The organization says it’s the highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure.

“The eagle is a signal that things can change. It was once endangered, but after conservation programs it is not so endangered,” the  group’s director, Ronald Menzel told the BBC.FalconerTraversHoldingEagleAfterItSoarFromWorldsTallestBuilding_ReleasedPhoto_FreedomConservation

Freedom Conservation has also recorded birds soaring from other landmarks with breathtaking views, including St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The French falconer, Jacques-Olivier Travers, also known as the Man Who Flies With Eagles, called the bird’s descent “perfect.”

(WATCH the bird’s-eye view below, or READ more from BBC News)

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