On Vancouver Island, a familiar bald eagle nest is suddenly home to a most unfamiliar scene.
The eagle parents are not only busy feeding three eaglets in that nest. They’re also feeding a baby red tailed hawk!
How it all came to be remains a mystery.
But there’s no doubt about who’s been capturing some spectacular, intimate moments on video.
In today’s podcast, Photographer Christian Sasse of Surrey, British Columbia shares some insights into this compelling story.
He shoots with an 800mm lens, allowing him to get extreme close-ups of the nest, while standing a great distance away.
The interview featured in today’s podcast took place the night before another ferry ride to Vancouver Island, where Sasse will return to the nest location with longtime bald eagle researcher David Hancock at his side.
VIDEO PLAYLIST: Christian Sasse videos featuring hawk chick being raised by bald eagles