Perfectly Timed Animal Photos

Combine Mother Nature and the reality that everyone has a camera in their pocket and it’s a recipe for some oddly spectacular wild photos.

A Woodpecker and Weasel Ride-Along

We’re betting this weasel is whispering sweet nothings into his pilot’s ear. Image: Martin Le-May

Did we miss the memo about woodpeckers becoming the Uber of the animal kingdom?

This weasel, or as we’ll be referring to him as, Mr. Lucky, somehow managed to get himself planted squarely on Woody here while strolling around Essex, England.

Now, weasels don’t have thumbs for hitchhiking. They can’t whistle to flag down a lift, so how did Mr. Lucky manage to turn Woody into his own personal horse?

Odds are on Mr. Lucky actually being a bit of a jerk.

Here’s the scenario: Woody makes a soft landing to check out an ant buffet. It’s all you can eat, so of course he’s not paying attention to what’s going on behind him.

Mr. Lucky comes along, sees Woody as a meal dropped right in his lap, and makes his move.