Instagram Shot Taken from Top of World's Tallest Building

03/23/2013 at 10:05 AM EDT

Instagram Shot Taken from Top of World's Tallest Building
Joe McNally (inset) on his amazing Dubai photo
Courtesy Joe McNally (2)
Scared of heights? You will be after seeing this photo.

National Geographic photographer Joe McNally uploaded this dizzying shot from the top of the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, a 2,716-ft. tall building in Dubai. (That's more than twice the size of the Empire State Building!)

"My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!" McNally wrote. Want some perspective on just how high he is? Fellow photographer Drew Gurian posted this shot of McNally standing on top of the world – from his own measly "710 meters high" perspective.

Anyone looking to recreate McNally's photo might have trouble, since he's not on an observation deck. "It's shot from the railing of the bucket which supports the warning lights at the tip of the building," McNally Tweeted about his precarious position by the airplane warning lights.



He posted another dizzying photo from inside the spire, writing, "Long way Up! Or down!"

McNally wasn't on assignment for this pic, but Tweeted that "it was just a snap that seemed like fun."

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