Both birds were having an early-morning flight over Seabeck, Washington. The opportunist crow spotted chance for a rest and jumped on the eagle

A crow has been photographed hitching a very rare mid-flight lift on the back of a bald eagle. The much larger bird of prey was hunting for a snack in the skies over Seabeck, Washington, when the cheeky crow spied an opportunity.

The encounter lasted just a few seconds before the birds parted and went their separate ways. The chance meeting was captured by amateur photographer Phoo Chan, 50.

'I was photographing a bald eagle flying around hunting for an early meal when suddenly the crow approached the eagle from behind,' he said.

'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.

Responses to "Free Ride: A Crow Catches a Lift on the Back of a Bald Eagle (Lifetime Photos)"

  1. Beautiful....GOD Bless them both always!! <3 <3 <3 <3

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