Every once in a while a wildlife photo surfaces that really takes our breath away! As you're looking at the photo above, you're probably thinking that it must have been taken by a very talented photographer who undoubtedly put a whole lot of time and effort into capturing this perfect shot, but you'd be mistaken.

Incredibly, this exquisite photograph of a snowy owl was captured on camera entirely by accident.

As a matter of fact, the picture wasn't taken by a human at all. Rather, it was snapped by a traffic surveillance camera that was mounted high above the road.

The view of the street definitely came in handy, as the camera captured this gorgeous creature flying over highway 40 in Montreal, photobombing passersby down below in a series of completely enchanting shots. 

Robert Poeti, Quebec's transport minister, shared the photos yesterday, and they've quickly gone viral, having already racked up over 20,000 shares on Facebook!

Take a look at the breathtaking photos below: 

How incredible! Maybe these extraordinary photographs will have you hating those red light cameras just a little less now?

Let us know what you think of these beautiful photographs in the comments below and please make sure to 'SHARE' them with family and friends on Facebook!