Stunning images of snowy owl caught by Montreal traffic camera

February 1, 2019
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The Canadian bird was captured in full flight while looking for a spot to perch.

A traffic camera has captured a spectacular image of a snowy owl in full flight.

The picture is one of a series taken by a CCTV camera on Highway 40 in the West Island of Montreal, on 3 January.

The Quebec Transport Minister, Robert Poetin, then shared the photos on Twitter, writing:  “Magnificent snowy owl picked up by surveillance cameras of the road network on the A-40 in the West of MTL.”

The snowy owl has special significance in Canada, where it has legal protection from hunters and is the official symbol of Quebec.

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