Montreal traffic camera captures AMAZING images of snowy owl in flight (VIDEO)

MONTREAL -- A traffic camera in Quebec captured amazing images of a snowy owl flying above a snowy highway.

The transportation minister of Quebec posted the photos Thursday on Twitter and Facebook.

CBC News reports the images were captured Jan. 3 on Highway 40.

Barbara Frei, director of the McGill Bird Observatory, says the young female was likely looking for a place to perch.

"I think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby which is perfect for hunting their favorite prey, which is small rodents," she told the CBC. "They like to get a good lay of the land and the high lamp posts or other posts that they can perch on while hunting just suits them perfectly."