01/07/2016 12:57 EST

Quebec Traffic Camera Captures Stunning Snowy Owl In Flight

"An impressive traveller captured in full flight."

Facebook/Robert Poëti

Traffic cameras aren't usually known for their groundbreaking nature photography.

But check this out.

Un impressionnant voyageur a été capté en plein vol le matin du 3 janvier, par les caméras de surveillance du réseau...

Posted by Robert Poëti on Thursday, 7 January 2016

A camera on Montreal's West Island gave National Geographic a run for its money on Sunday, capturing incredible images of a snowy owl in flight.

Transportation Minister Robert Poëti's Facebook posted the photos of the "impressive traveller" on his Facebook page on Thursday.

Barbara Frei, the director of the McGill Bird Observatory, told CBC News the highway and nearby grassy fields attracted the young female who was looking for a place to hunt small rodents.

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