An eagle has made history, becoming the first bird to fly from the planet’s tallest building.
Darshan, an imperial eagle, flew from the top of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai with a tiny camera attached to its back, in what was the highest recorded bird flight in the world.
Freedom Conservation, an organisation that campaigns to raise awareness of threatened species, organised the epic feat.
Jacques-Olivier Travers, a falconer at Freedom Conservation, said: “This was an incredible challenge and the most difficult of my career.
"Not only is this the highest vertical flight that has ever been done, but the eagle also had to fly in a totally different environment, with strong wind disturbances caused by the skyscrapers.”