A Photographer Captured The Amazing Moment A Crow Hitched A Ride On An Eagle

    The encounter was captured by amateur photographer Phoo Chan.

    A crow has been caught catching a ride on the back of a bald eagle in mid-flight.

    The cheeky ride was captured by amateur photographer Phoo Chan in Seaback, Washington.

    The encounter apparently only lasted for a few seconds, but what a glorious few seconds they were.

    "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," MailOnline quotes Chan as saying.

    "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."

    Chan said the birds went off in different directions but reckons that after their brief encounter they had become friends.