An eagle with a mini-camera captured a stunning view over Dubai as it broke a world record for the highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure.

The stunt - carried out to raise awareness of eagle conservation - was broadcast live and saw the bird fly 2,722 feet from the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.

After capturing the remarkable scenes, Darshan - who has previously flown from the Eiffel Tower and St Paul's Cathedral - then landed safely on the arm of his trainer, falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers.

The white-tailed eagle's effort was organised by French-based group Freedom Conservation , which seeks to protect and reintroduce theatened birds of prey through conservation methods.