— -- At first glance, this photo may look like a raccoon balancing on a log in the water. But if you take a closer look, you'll see the raccoon is actually standing on the back of another animal -- an alligator.
Richard Jones snapped this unique photo Saturday at the Ocala National Forest in central Florida.
Jones told ABC affiliate WFTV in Orlando his son may have scared the raccoon, who then ran into the water and onto the gator.
Jones said he took the photo just in time -- the raccoon didn't stay on the gator for long.
"Without the context you'd think the raccoon was hitching a ride across the river. Pretty amazing," Jones said in an email to WFTV. "Definitely the photo of a lifetime."