Video taken on 1/20/18 by Gary Cranfield.
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.
[The owl] would do a somersault just as the Peregrine approached and flash its nasty talons in an attempt to scare off the Falcon. The battle lasted for 5 full minutes before the Falcon headed off in another direction and the Snowy Owl flew down to the rocks by the lake. It was a surprisingly violent and noisy encounter, with both birds shrieking loudly and the owl extending its giant wings to intimidate the smaller falcon. I fully expected this to end badly for the owl based on what I was watching. In spite of the obvious mismatch, the Snowy Owl managed to hold its own and escape unscathed.
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Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
John Hinderaker, of Power-Line, is amused by the MSM’s ecological double standard. Changes of species’ ranges interpretable as evidence of the media’s beloved catastrophism are gleefully noted, but new appearances of sub-arctic species, like the Snowy Owl, in the Southland are just a curiosity devoid of any implications.