Dubai unveils panoramic photo from atop world's tallest building

When Tom Cruise ditched his stuntmen to scale the world's tallest building for Mission Impossible 4, images of the actor perched atop the Burj Khalifa could only hint at how dizzying the view might have been. Now, thanks to a new interactive panoramic photo released by the Emirate of Dubai, we can all get a taste of that vertigo-inducing perspective.

Captured by Dubai-based photographer Gerald Donovan, the 360-degree panoramic image is composed of 70 individual photos, 48 of which are panoramic images shot using a mechanized tripod at a resolution of 80 megapixels. The amazing images show the entire Dubai cityscape, as well as the surrounding skies and seashore, all in stunning high resolution from 2,717 feet in the air. 

If you have a fear of heights, or get put off balance easily, you may want to forgo the very responsive interactive version and instead take a look at the video below.

Panoramic Image, via DailyMail

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