Watch amazing footage of London captured by an eagle with head-mounted camera

The imperial eagle soared across the London skyline, flying over landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture

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See London like you've never seen it before.

An imperial eagle has captured a bird's eye view of the capital after a Sony HDR-AZ1VR Action Camera was strapped to its back as it took to the skies over the capital.

Darchan the eagle helped film the London skyline over the course of a week and several flights.

During his journeys, Darchan caught extraordinary footage of some of the city's most famous landmarks, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, City Hall and the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture.

The flight was organised by The Freedom Project to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Union of Conservation of Nature and raise awareness of their Red List of Threatened Species.

The Red List compiles the most endangered animals and plants across the world, and it’s considered one of the most comprehensive guides to species under threat.

The imperial eagle is in the "vulnerable" category on the list.