A daredevil snaps a picture of their feet several hundred metres off the ground while perched on a ledge of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
According to Belgian news site SudInfo.be, McNally snapped this incredible view of central Dubai’s much smaller skyscrapers and expansive swimming pools from a height of 820 metres and had then tweeted the photo.
While speaking with the Huffington Post, Joe said that he had climbed the tower for a bit of fun and was not on official reporting business. Nevertheless this photo would have made the perfect submission to National Geographic’s image competitions, which attract some of the best wildlife and environment photographers from all over the world. The magazine has long been lauded for its stunning shots submitted by both staffers and contributors.
After somehow climbing the tower, McNally then gingerly stepped across to an outer support for LEDs installed to warn nearby aircraft of Burj Khalifa’s presence before happily snapping away. It is not known whether he used safety climbing equipment or had notified local authorities of his climb. Risky it may have been, but the effort paid off with a truly memorable and jawdropping image of one of the fastest-developing and most prestigious cities in the Middle East.