He climbs Toronto's tallest buildings, brings a camera, shoots photos looking straight down and posts them to Instagram.

Amr Abdelaal, an 18-year-old photographer, seems to risk his life to take skyline shots of the city no one else can get.

"The greatest thrill is just, to me, just dangling your feet by a building and letting loose, just letting go," says Abdelaal.

When he climbs skyscrapers for photos — occasionally with a partner — he claims he does not use harnesses or any safety precautions.

"It feels very natural when you're sitting there and you're not attached to anything and you have nothing going on through you mind, so you're plainly living in that moment," he says.

The hardest part, says Abdelaal, is gaining access. He says he does that by simply infiltrating places by appearing to belong, getting security or maintenance workers to look the other way, or, sometimes, getting permission.

He won't say specifically which buildings he's been up.

But getting a view from atop a skyscraper has serious consequences, according to police.

"That's public mischief. It's a criminal charge and you can spend time in jail for that," says Const. David Hopkinson of the Toronto Police.

Police say anyone attempting this should know they will be dealt with severely if they put people below at risk — not to mention the danger they put themselves in.

CBC News was not able to independently verify any of the photos above.