Nature's chimney vs Humans'
Photo and caption by Pratik Bhatnagar
Mt. Fuji is often depicted in pictures in sacred serenity set in a pristine Japanese countryside. Take a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto and you notice that Japan seems a continuous urban sprawl, where factories, homes, school, malls, highrises all compete for space. When Mt Fuji does make its appearance hurtling towards you at 325kmh, it startles you in how it towers above the tracks dwarfing all man-made things. It appears above the little factories and their spouting upstart chimneys as the ultimate chimney, quite for now, even as Nature's factory creates and recreates the Earth underneath
Location: Mt Fuji, Japan