Seasoned wildlife photographers may have some unlikely competition in the form of a traffic camera when it comes to this yearâ€™s awards season.
CCTV captured this stunning image of a curious snowy owl in flight above a motorway in Montreal in the Canadian province of Quebec.
The traffic camera, which belongs to the Transport Quebec, captured several images of the white and black-spotted bird on January 3.
Quebec transport minister Robert PoÃ«ti tweeted photos of the owl with the caption [translated]: â€œMagnificent snowy owl picked up by surveillance cameras of the road network on the A-40 in the West of MTLâ€.
In a Facebook post he added: â€œAn impressive solo was captured in full flight by the surveillance cameras of the road network on highway 40 … in the west of the island of Montreal.
08 Jan 2016