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Old 03-20-15, 06:59 AM   #1
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Default Eagle's flight from top of 2700 ft Burj Khalifa in Dubai

Talk about a steep dive and a perfect landing. This incredible footage captures an eagle named Darshan as he descends from the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, which stands at over 2,700 feet tall in Dubai. Once the bird spots the falconer, he executes a precision dive at over 100 mph, ultimately landing on his trainer's arm with such effortlessness it will put your greatest spot landing to shame.

Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/news/video-...f4XsyfpyA4i.99

this is the condensed version....there's a longer uncut 5 min version avail as well.

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Old 03-20-15, 08:34 AM   #2
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That is too cool!
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Nice...
Thanks for sharing the link.
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That was actually run on the Nightly TV news a couple of nights ago.

Yes......very impressive by our human standards, but, for those birds, more or less routine. Eagles and hawks have what are arguably the sharpest eyes in the bird kingdom....that, of course, is how they survive and feed their young. They can spot mice and other small animals on the ground from thousands of feet up, and dive at high speeds for the attack.
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Beautiful to see
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This was so intense I got chills. I'd love to do something so awesome. Thanks for sharing
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