Every day, we are witnesses to the amazing things that occur in nature. While taking photographs near Kitsap, Washington, Phoo Chan, a 50-year-old photographer, took an amazing and unique photo of a crow resting on a bald eagle’s back.
While the bald eagle was searching for its next meal, it was flying over Seabeck, Washington. For a couple of seconds, an unexpected visitor came near the eagle and landed on its back.
At the time, Chan was photographing the bald eagle during its hunt. Suddenly, the crow approached the bald eagle from behind it. Chan primarily thought that “the crow was going to chase away the eagle.”
During his time photographing, Chan has seen crows flying around hawks so that they’ll chase them away from their territory. However, in this case, the crow landed on the back of the flying eagle which completely shocked Chan.
He explains that the crow looked like “it was taking a short break and at the same time a free ride.” The most surprising part of this sight is that the eagle did not care one bit that the crow landed on it. The bald eagle continued to fly and search for its prey.
Chan’s explanation of why the crow landed on the eagle is “because the eagle did not respond to its harassment so it landed briefly and then left.”
After a couple of seconds, the crow flew off of the back of the eagle and flew in different directions. Thankfully, before it flew away, Chan was able to take a couple of pictures of the amazing sight.
Many people have asked Chan how he was able to take such fascinating pictures with a small amount of time he had. He explained that “you have to be in the right place at the right time when it happens.”
With the photos going viral, many people were left fascinated and admired Chan’s ability to take the picture. With tons of comments on the picture, there were a few that were skeptical of the situation. They accused Chan of Photoshopping the crow. However, the reality is quite different from what these skeptics say.