An Eagle’s flight from the top of the world’s tallest building to his handler below. On Saturday, 14th March, an eagle was fitted with a camera and released from the top of the 2,715 foot Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here is the film.
The eagle has no idea where the tiny speck of land was that his handler is standing on or what it looked like among all of the other islands and buildings and people. Somehow from that altitude, the eagle actually picks out and recognizes the trainer from all of the other objects, people, etc.
You can see him looking, looking, looking for the trainer, completely invisible to a human eye and the camera, then fold his/her wings (right at the end of the video) and then drops like a bullet straight to that trainer… very cool. What surprised the experts is not only how efficiently the eagle spots his trainer from that altitude, but how smooth its flight is with no camera shake whatsoever, even when it goes into a power dive.