Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex, has recorded the extraordinary image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air. The photograph was taken at the Hornchurch County Park in east London.
Le-May and his wife were enjoying a leisurely walk in the park when they heard a squawking sound. The couple was stunned to witness a ferocious tussle between a green woodpecker and a weasel. Then something amazing happened: the woodpecker took flight with the weasel on its back. The weasel was not using the woodpecker for transport, but was actually after a tasty meal.