This crow riding on the back of a bald eagle is a once in a lifetime event, taking in consideration that something like this hardly ever happens, let alone while somebody with a professional camera is watching.
Animals hitchhiking is a thing that becomes more and more popular these days. You have a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker, then a raccoon riding on an alligator and one can not help but wonder: Do these animals have an Uber thing of their own?
This particular photograph of a crow riding on the back of a bald eagle was taken by California-based photographer Phoo Chan, who is passionate about bird photography.
Phoo commented on this picture:
“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. 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.”