Viral Photos Show Snowy Owl Taking Flight in Quebec

January 7, 2016 Updated: January 24, 2016
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A traffic camera in Canada has caught a snowy owl in full flight.

The beautiful images were shared by Robert Poeti, Quebec’s minister of transport.

A traffic cam located on the A-40, west of Montreal captured the pictures, he said.

The images were captured on Jan. 3 and just recently released to the public.

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The snowy owl is Quebec’s official bird.

Sightings are rare. 

Snowy owls mainly eat mammals, such as rodents and hares, according to Defenders of Wildlife. They hunt mainly in the daytime, unlike most owl species.

These owls are found most of the year in Alaska and Canada, but migrate to the northern United States in winter.