The holiday season has come to an end, and most of us have gone back to work and are already on the verge of succumbing to the mundane drudgery of everyday life. Ok, maybe things aren't that bad, but just in case you need a little pick-me-up to start the new year off right, here's a video of a white-tailed eagle named Victor soaring over Paris -- after being launched from the top of the Eiffel Tower -- with a Sony action camera strapped to his back.

I whole-heartedly recommend muting the video and watching with a good piece of music in the background. Here's one recommendation, and here's another.

This video comes courtesy of Freedom, an eagle-centric YouTube channel whose first feature length documentary is on the way. Here's the trailer, which is beautifully shot.

If you want to check out more of the awesome Freedom eagle videos, head on over to their YouTube channel, and keep an eye out for the feature-length documentary, which is slated for release in early 2015.

Source: Freedom