Eagle-Eyed: See London's most famous landmarks from the perspective of a soaring eagle

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Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral are two of London's most famous landmarks, visited by millions of tourists every year. But few have ever seen them from Darchan's perspective. That's because Darchan is an imperial eagle.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature outfitted the eagle with a camera and sent it flying over London to mark the 50th anniversary of its IUCN Red List, which provides information on the world's most threatened and endangered species.

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In addition to Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral, the breathtaking footage also shows other London landmarks like City Hall and the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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IUCN Red List categorizes imperial eagles as "vulnerable" due to their limited population that is dependent on management measures to mitigate the impact of threats.

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