Our 8 Favorite GoPro Videos

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GoPro, the sports camera company that has captured everything from the cute to the heart-stopping to the stunningly beautiful, has changed how we see the world.

It's now valued at about $4 billion following their initial public offering on Thursday, which sent GoPro stock soaring. So we decided to take look back at some of the most memorable videos created using GoPro's unique first-person perspective.

1. Felix Baumgartner Sets Record for Longest Freefall

It's been more than a year and half since daredevil Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile supersonic jump, and his stunning footage is no less breathtaking.

2. WTC BASE Jumpers

A four-person BASE jumping crew turned themselves in months after jumping from the World Trade Center and filming the entire stunt. Watch the vertigo-inducing footage below.

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3. Hugs From a Lion

Zoologist Kevin Richardson wrestles and nuzzles with lions, eventually getting enveloped in a giant "hug."

"I don't know how they see me," Richardson says in the video, "but I definitely fit in as a lion."

4. Skiiers Escape Avalanche by Parachuting Off Cliff

Be prepared to gasp aloud while watching skiiers Matthias Giraud and Stefan Laude try to outrun a massive avalanche in the French Alps.

5. Fireman Saves Kitten

With the help of a tiny oxygen mask fireman Cory Kalanick revives an unconscious kitten, who was rescued from a burning house.

6. Scoring Hoops on Wheels

David Kalb shoots what GoPro describes as "some of the weirdest and most creative baskets ever seen."

7. Journey on an Eagle's Back

Find out what happens when you strap a camera to an eagle as it soars over the French Alps.

8. From Plane to Pig

Did a GoPro camera really film its fall out of a plane and into a pig pen? While NBC News has not verified the authenticity of this video, you can see it for yourself below.