New Video Today: The military-grade video camera weighs only 300 grams, but on this Imperial Eagle–soaring from the top of the world’s tallest building in Dubai–it’s a whopping 10 percent of his body weight. Equivalent to carrying two iPhone 6s–plus a charger.
Today’s spectacular event shows the well-trained eagle, named Darshan, soaring and diving on cue as he watches–and listens to–his handler thousands of feet down clapping commands. All the while, we ride along glimpsing stunning views of the world beneath his wings. Darshan broke a world record by flying from the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The event was coordinated by conservation group Freedom Conservation, in order to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey and share the importance of sustainable businesses and how we can build an environment that is safe for humans and animals alike. Eagle-cam footage courtesy of Freedom Conservation.