A snowy owl has become Canada’s latest internet celebrity.
A Montreal area traffic camera caught these gorgeous images of the bird in flight, that look almost to have been shot by a nature photographer.
The bird made its high profile flyby on January 3rd, past a camera on Quebec’s highway 40.
But they didn’t go viral until today, when Provincial Transportation Minister Robert Poëti posted them to Facebook.
CLICK TO SEE: Snowy owl makes majestic traffic cam flyby
Snowy owls are native to the Arctic regions of North America and Eurasia, but winter as far South as Oklahoma.
Sightings in urban and Southern areas have been increasingly common in recent years.
The stills were actually pulled from a video, which has now been posted online as well.