Leaves in ice

leaves trapped in ice

Walking around the small town of Yamanouchi near the Jigokudani Monkey Park in the Nagano Prefecture, Japan,  I observed the patterns formed by the winter ice where it covered plants and structures.    Something akin to finding a piece of fern or a perfectly preserved insect trapped for eons within amber but in this case,  trapped ... Read more


Icicles

Icicles, Japan

Not that it would be obvious,  but today’s images were captured in Japan during the northern winter this year (2016).   With temperatures dropping well below freezing point overnight, stalactites of ice were hanging from the eaves of a roof in the early morning.    On closer viewing the colours of the rising sun could be ... Read more


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