Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Pictures of a crow riding on the back of a bald eagle go viral

Hitching a ride: An audacious crow jumps on the back of a bald eagle over Seabeck, Washington

It's not just birds of a feather that flock together.

 Touchdown: The crow took a precarious few moments to steady itself before settling on the bigger bird

A crow has been photographed hitching a very rare mid-flight lift on the back of a bald eagle.

Strike a pose: The mid-air acrobatics didn't seem to bother the eagle, who kept on searching for prey

Amateur photographer Phoo Chan captured the moment while he was watching the eagle

The 50-year-old was stunned by the crow's antics, which he said only lasted a few moments

Phoo Chan believes the crow flew off because the eagle didn't respond to being harassed

 When asked how he got the photos, the photographer said he was just in the right place at the right time

Unlikely friends: The eagle looked like he didn't mind the cheeky crow being on his back

The much larger bird of prey was hunting for a snack in the skies over Seabeck, Washington, when the cheeky crow spied an opportunity.

Photos: Phoo Chan


  1. Amazing! Smart little birdie.

  2. Woow! wonders of nature! Beautiful...