Nothing to see here folks. Just a crow, looking like he’s Khaleesi riding a dragon. Here’s what photographer Phoo Chan said about the photos according to BoredPanda:
“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.”
Chan told The Daily Mail that he thought the crow was trying to chase the eagle out of its territory — a behavior he’s seen before. But the eagle’s response surprised him.
“The eagle didn’t seem to mind and kept flying as if nothing happened,” he said. “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.” The ride lasted just seconds.
“Eventually the crow flew away and the eagle continued to hunt for its breakfast,” Chan said.
The photos are reminiscent of another image that went viral in early June, showing a squirrel falling on a woodpecker. There was also the perfectly timed photo of a baby weasel appearing to ride a woodpecker in an attempt to eat it. Don’t forget the brave raccoon that was caught standing on top of an alligator.