All photos by Phoo Chan

If this isn’t God herself saying, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA! I LOVE WHAT YOU’VE DONE WITH THE INTERNET! HERE IS A GIFT TO YOU” then I’m packing up, stepping into my time machine, and celebrating yesterday’s Canada Day in spite.

In moments when you doubt the possibility of the American dream, take solace that this shitty crow climbed on the top of the most majestic bird in the sky and is now soaring high above all the other crows.

Let this crow and eagle dynamic duo give you the strength to make it to all the Fourth of July barbecues you’ve been invited to.

This is what America is about. Never forget that. Birds. Friends. The sky. Pictures.

Next time you see just one bird flying around without another bird on its back, know that you’ve seen better and you’ve seen braver. Strive for the best. Strive to be that crow on that eagle’s back.

The photos are the work of photographer Phoo Chan, who had this to say via Bored Panda:

Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.

That explanation could be the case, or it could be the Mighty Sky God sending a message to us that the USA fucking rules.

Happy 4th, everyone. Now look at the rest of these incredible photos: