Red-crowned Cranes

Red-crowned Crane, profile

From my trip to Hokkaido,  Japan earlier this year,  a selection of Red-crowned Crane images.   I went into some detail about photographing cranes on a previous post and so won’t regurgitate all the information here,  check out the earlier post!    The images were captured using either the 500mm lens (with and without a 1.4x ... Read more


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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