Hoping to spread word about conservation, group offers a real bird's eye view of Dubai

Associated Press

Now that's a real bird's eye view.

A conservation group offered it Saturday by attaching a small video camera to the back of Darshan, an eagle who took off from the top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower.

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Darshan flew some 830 meters (2,700 feet), offering a breathtaking view of the commercial capital of the United Arab Emirates. His view, cruising alongside the Burj Khalifa, was viewed live by those on the ground — including his roller-coaster dive onto a man's arm on the ground.

Freedom Conservation put on the show. They say they did it to draw more attention to eagle conservation.