Courtesy of the BBC
An Australian photographer has captured a rare moment of animal communion with a shot of a fur seal surfing a humpback whale off the New South Wales coast.
Robyn Malcolm had been photographing a pod of whales on a feeding frenzy 500km (310 miles) south of Sydney.
But she only realised she had taken the unusual picture when she went through the photos later, she told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Animal experts say that witnessing such a partnership is rare.
In March, amateur photographer Martin Le-May shot a picture of a weasel clinging on to the back of a woodpecker at Hornchurch Country Park in east London.
And in June, a family walking in a forest in central Florida spotted a raccoon hitching a ride on the back of an alligator.
Mr Richard Jones told local television station WFTV that he “snapped a lucky picture right when the gator slipped into the water and before the raccoon jumped off and scurried away”.
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