Animal photos are already one of the most popular types of content to share on the Internet. Last month, a photo of a racoon riding on the back of an alligator went viral and now a brand new version of this photography trend has emerged.
During a recent visit to Seaback, Washington, Phoo Chan snapped this mind-boggling photo of a crow hitching a ride on the back of a bald eagle. The resulting photo shows a moment in nature that isn’t an everyday occurrence.
“Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss,” Chan explained to Bored Panda. “However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.”
Will 2015 supply even more entertaining photos of animals riding on the back of other animals? Only time will tell. Until then, you can check out more of Chan’s impressive animal photos at his official Flickr page.