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.