In the first look, this seems like a fantastic animal rendition of Jasmine’s magic carpet ride from Disney’s classic Aladdin, the photo is real and the truth behind it is somewhat more sinister. Martin Le-May, a hobby photographer in East London capture these photographs, when a baby Weasel takes a magical ride on woodpecker’s back fighting for their lives over Hornchurch Country Park.
Le-May says; he was walking in the park with his wife when they heard, and then saw, the fight unfold. When the bird flew right across them, they could see it had a small mammal on its back and that’s when he snapped these pictures. Normally weasels love to rob nests, but this one was perhaps after the woodpecker itself. In any case, he seems to have been foiled for now. The woodpecker left with its life. The weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry.
The event's not as lovely as it seems but what a great photographic moment and capture, for a brief moment I thought the woodpecker had offered a lift to the baby weasel out of love a bit disappointed. Therefore what a photographic moment! You were at the right time, and the right place. I really recommend you enter it in a photo contest. This is one of a kind!