California-based photographer Phoo Chan captured a crow riding on the back of an eagle. A National Geographic featured photographer with a keen eye has captured unique and rare photographs of a crow landing and enjoying a ride on top of a bald eagle mid-flight. Chan conveys that crows are recognized for aggressively harassing raptors that are larger in body size when they are seen in territories belonging to crows.
According to Phoo Chan, “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.”
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