A nature photographer in Poland was filmed by a drone when he waded out into thick coastal mud to rescue a stranded white eagle.
Krzysztof Chomicz said he consulted with local firefighters in the town of Swinoujscie and other means of trying to rescue the eagle failed before he decided to venture out into the mud himself.
Crawling out hundreds of feet through the mud has got to be a tiring experience.
Having to then crawl back with a big heavy eagle in tow must be just exhausting.
But, when you see a situation like this, what else is one to do?
With the eagle now safely out of the mud, it went on to receive a shower and some food.
As for the eagle. Well, he may not appear happy, but he is alive.
Local media reports that the eagle, nicknamed Icarus, was determined well enough to release back into the wild a few days later.
White-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) are northern Europe’s largest bird of prey.
They were driven to near extinction due to pollution and habitat loss. In the 1980s, though, they began making a comeback after PDBs and DDT were banned.
Today there are thought to be almost 25,000 adult white-tailed eagles in Europe.