The view from the Burj Kalifa
Credit: © David Kukin

Thought your weekend was productive? A trained eagle named Darshan is here to put your weekend-catchup-to-coworkers to shame. On Saturday, Darshan soared 2,700 feet above Dubai, to the top of the city’s vertigo-inducing Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. The flight purportedly set a world record for the “highest-ever recorded bird flight from a man-made structure.”

The best part? He did it all with a camera on his back.

The result is a dizzying panorama of Dubai’s famous developments—and the patches of gray earth and turquoise pools in between. Have a watch:

Amy Schellenbaum is the Digital Editor of Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter @acsbaum.