A magnificent Snowy Owl, native to the Arctic regions of North-America and Eurasia, was beautifully captured mid-flight not by a professional photographer, but by a city traffic camera in Montreal, Canada. This was captured on January 3rd, 2016, and Tweeted by the Quebec transport minister Robert Poëti on Thursday.

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According to Barbara Frei, the director of the McGill Bird Observatory, this young female was probably looking for a place to perch.

“I think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby which is perfect for hunting their favourite prey, which is small rodents,” she said.

“They like to get a good lay of the land and the high lamp posts or other posts that they can perch on while hunting just suits them perfectly.”