While paddling the iconic Danube River, what this Hungarian couple wasn’t expecting to find was two rare white-tailed eagles, stuck together and at risk of drowning.
Likely the eagles were clasped in this way after fighting. Klaudia Kis and Richard Varga knew they had to take action.
They helped the pair out humanely, using a rope, before continuing their journey from the Black Sea near Romania to Germany’s Black Forest.
Their upstream trip will take them three months all in all.
According to the BBC, that’s also how long they knew each other for before setting off on their Danube Upstream eco-awareness project.