Pic: Incredible picture of a weasel catching flight on a woodpecker's back
This is a spellbinding image.
Photographer Martin Le-May was walking through a park in Essex, England when he snapped this brilliant picture.
He told ITV that " we heard a distressed squawking and I saw that flash of green… the woodpecker was unnaturally hopping about like it was treading on a hot surface… lots of wing flapping… suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life.”
So it was a battle for life and the woodpecker took flight, but the weasel hung on and all of a sudden it was airborne.
It eventually landed and the weasel, obviously still in shock at what just happened, fell of the back and the bird resumed flight.
Phew! All's well that ends well.
Pics via Martin Le-May