Thanks to a camera mounted on his back, Darshan the Imperial Eagle captured some amazing footage of himself soaring around the top of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, shattering world records and offering an incredible view of the city of Dubai spread out below.
The flight was arranged by Freedom Conservation as a way of calling attention to the plight of threatened birds of prey, the BBC reports. According to their Facebook page, Freedom Conservation has also recorded flights of their birds from other world landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower and St. Paul's Cathedral.
Following instructions from his handler on the ground, Darshan circled Burj Khalifa.
Until he finally, and magnificently, dove back to the ground to meet up with his human caretaker.
Darshan seems pretty proud of himself.
Freedom Conservation works to increase awareness of the threats that eagles like Darshan face due to loss of habitat and climate change. While Imperial Eagles aren't endangered, other majestic birds are.