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Friday, September 18, 2015

Animal Tales!

A photographer in Australia has captured the remarkable moment a seal hitched a ride on the back of a humpback whale.
Robyn Malcolm spotted the surfing seal on a whale-watching trip near Eden, New South Wales.

Seal rides on the back of a whale

"We'd seen some amazing whales coming out of the water, everything was happening so quickly,” Mr Malcolm told the Sydney Morning Herald. “It was when I went back through the photos that I realised I had actually captured the seal on top of the whale."
He dismissed suggestions that the image was fake, claiming that he doesn’t know how to use Photoshop. “And I still have it on the camera to prove it," he added.
Seal rides on the back of a whale

It's not the first time an animal has been spotted riding on the back of another species. In March Martin Le-May took this astonishing photograph of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker.
 Incredible photo captures a woodpecker flying with a weasel on its back
 AND HERE'S A FEW MORE FOR YA!
An inquisitive snail takes a look at some very sharp crocodile teeth. The land snail moved along the young saltwater crocodile's back before stretching down to take a closer look inside the reptile's toothy smile.
A sneaky egret stands on the back of an alligator as it floats around a lake in Florida
Terrapins take a break and rest on the back of a hippo in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Yeeee-haw! A flying frog looks like a rodeo rider as it effortlessly climbs onto a the back of a woodboring beetle. The photo was taken by wildlife specialist Hendy Mp in Sambas, Indonesia
Wildlife photography enthusiast Kurit Afsheen (34) captured this charming moment in Ciledug, Indonesia
A red-winged blackbird appeares to have hitched a ride on the back of a red-tailed hawk. The photo was captured in the DeSoto and Boyer Chute national wildlife refuge, which spans across Nebraska and Iowa, by Mike White. 'We see territorial blackbirds (among others) dive-bombing raptors,' the department explained. 'But this is definitely something you don't see every day.'

A damselfly uses a swimming grass snake as a perch as the reptile swims across a pond at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
A squirrel monkey hitches a lift on a capybara at Tobu Zoo in Saitama, Japan
A crow has been photographed in a rare moment catching a lift on the back of a Bald Eagle 25-feet in the air.
I don't bee-lieve it! A brave bee risks getting eaten by a lizard after landing on its head. The female dragon forest lizard got a surprise when the bee flew down to rest on its head as it crawled along a branch. Teenage photographer Frenki Jung took the photographs behind his house in Sambas, Indonesia.
A baby turtle hitches a ride on a bullfrog in one of a series of stunning shots captured by photographer Shi Khei Goh in the forests of Batam, Indonesia
A lazy monkey hitches a ride to the top of a tree - sitting on the back of a parrot. The squirrel monkey hopped onto the bird and wrapped his arms around its neck to avoid the 26ft climb. He lives with a male and female blue and gold macaw at a countryside hotel, where they always eat and play together. Photographer Alejandro Jaramillo was in San Agustin, Colombia,  when he noticed the unusual friendship
A cheeky monkey hitches a ride on a friendly deer. Carol Smith from Australia photographed the pair at Melaka Zoo, Malaysia.
 AND FINALLY!
Border collie Hekan proves he's no one-trick-pooch by helping his owner to train horses. The talented one-year-old's name is a shortened form of 'he can do anything' and he lives up to this every day as he lends owner Steve Jefferys a helping paw at Equestrian Excellence in Melbourne. His duties include holding the horses as they're saddled, taking them for walks on a lead and fetching items. But it doesn't stop there; the wonder dog can also ride horses. Steve comments: "He's an incredibly talented dog. He's basically my secretary." Steve and Hekan train stunt horses for stage and film.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/australiaandpacific/australia/11870832/Seal-rides-on-the-back-of-a-whale.html