May 27, 2015 6:20 PM EDT

A seagull photobombed an image of Red Arrows, Royal Air Force planes that do acrobatics displays, at the Llandudno Air Show in North Wales.

The bird is so perfectly aligned with the planes that it looks like it is powered by its own engine in this picture taken Saturday by Jade Coxon, an 18-year-old photography student at the University of Chester.

“It was mainly luck,” she told The Telegraph.

Seagulls have a history of photobombing horse races, family photos and traffic cameras. One even refused to fly away until its photo was taken, as one National Geographic photographer discovered.

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