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Rare Photo of a Seal Riding a Whale

It's not something you get to see every day, even if you are a regular at the local aquarium, but apparently the latest trend in the seal world is riding a whale to get around.

Australian photographer Robyn Malcolm captured the unusual duo off the New South Wales coast when a group of dolphins, seals, birds and whales were feeding on bait fish. The photographer saw what looked like a seal riding the back of a whale and started snapping pictures. Malcolm commented to the Sydney Morning Herald:

"We'd seen some amazing whales coming out of the water, everything was happening so quickly, and it was when I went back through the photos that I realized I had actually captured the seal on top of the whale."

This episode is somewhat reminiscent of another photo that portrays a crow ride an eagle with just as much swag:



RELATED: Here is a gallery full of beautiful whales breaching the water. Unfortunately no seals though
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Look at this seal surf on a humpback whale like a boss
AT SEA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: A young adult Humpback Whale breaches into the air during a miratory frolic in Australia's Hervey Bay Marine Park off Fraser Island, north of Brisbane, 25 August 2001. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read DANIEL BAYER/AFP/Getty Images)
SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 23: A southern right whale breaches the water at Hermanus, east of Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, September 23, 2005. The whale-watching industry is helping fuel a boom in South African tourism, which accounted for 7.4 percent of the country's gross domestic product in 2004. A record 6.7 million visitors spent a total of 47.8 billion rand ($7.5 billion) on lodging, food and safaris, according to South African Tourism, the government's official promotion agency. (Photo by Dave Fish/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - 1989/01/01: USA, Washington, San Juan Islands, Haro Strait, Orca (killer Whale), Breaching. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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