THIS crow couldn’t resist a golden opportunity to get a ride - on the back of an eagle.

The black bird had been hunting for scraps of food alongside the golden eagle when it craftily swooped in for a free flight on its much faster competitor’s back.

Clinging on with its claws, the talonted hitchhiker enjoyed a swift lift through the skies on the seemingly oblivious bird of prey.

The pair were spotted on the plains in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, by photographer Hyeongchol Kim.                                    –TS