What’s the most exciting thing you’ve seen out in nature? For Phoo Chan, a professional photographer, it’s a crow resting on the back of a bald eagle.
The 50-year-old was taking great pics near Kitsap. He captured the brilliant moment, and shared the story with his friends and family.
The bald eagle was looking for food in the Seaback area. The bird didn’t even think that a crow would land 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 knows a lot about wildlife. According to him, Crows harass other raptors aggressively. Most of the raptors are much bigger in size.
Crows do this whenever theyspot a raptor in their territory. Intruders retreat without a problem. However, in this particular case, the crow just needed a ride. It didn’t harass the bald eagle.
His friends and fans were impressed. Everyone wanted to know the details. How did he manage to shoot something like this? “You have to be in the right place at the right time when it happens,” the photographer explains.
Yes, there are still people who claim that Chan photoshopped his pics.
Well, Jeff Hamada liked them. He was impressed with Chan’s skills.
“I CAN DIE HAPPY. my fav tattoo has become reality. a crow riding on a bald eagle!!” Hamada wrote on Twitter.