The highest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai; it’s 2,722 feet tall. National Geographic photographer Joe McNally stood atop it recently to take a photo because he’s always wanted to seek unusual vantage points. “It’s got an unusual allure,” McNally says, in this video, of his motivation to climb the building. (This is exactly the kind of person National Geographic hires–vaguely suicidal folks who take on peril because of its “allure.”)
He recently posted a video of how he made the climb and why he decided to include people in the photos. Check it out.