In nature, miracles happen every day, you just have to keep a close eye on it. Several years ago, while shooting near Kitsap, Washington, photographer Phoo Chan, 50, managed to take a unique photo by doing so- a crow resting on the back of a bald eagle!
The bald eagle was looking for a snack while flying over Seabeck, Washington, when, for a few seconds, he had a visitor on its back.
“I was photographing a bald eagle flying around hunting for an early meal when suddenly the crow approached the eagle from behind. At first I thought the crow was going to chase away the eagle.
I have seen crows harassing a hawk by swooping back and forth in order to drive it away from their territory. I was completely awed to see the crow actually land on the back of the flying eagle. It was as if it was taking a short break and at the same time a free ride. What’s more surprising was the eagle didn’t seem to mind and kept flying as if nothing happened.”
“I think the crow decided to land on the eagle because the eagle did not respond to its harassment so it landed briefly and then left.
Eventually the crow flew away and the eagle continued to hunt for its breakfast. They both flew in different directions and it looked like they became friends.”
Chan said that numerous people were fascinated by the photos, and asked him how he managed to capture them in such a short time, and he explained that ‘you have to be in the right place at the right time when it happens.’
The photos went viral, with a lot of people admiring and commenting them. Some even said they were Photoshopped.
Yet, many had pretty hilarious comments, like the tweet by Jeff Hamada:
“I CAN DIE HAPPY. my fav tattoo has become reality. a crow riding on a bald eagle!!”