February 19, 2014

Aomori Moon

Photograph by Sho Shibata, National Geographic Your Shot

"There was a beautiful morning crescent moon, and the ice was cracking on the frozen lake," says Your Shot contributor Sho Shibata, who had spent the night in his car waiting for dawn on Lake Towada in Aomori, Japan. The peaceful scene wasn't captured without incident: As he walked out to get the shot, Shibata's leg fell through the ice.

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54 comments
sudheesh n.v
sudheesh n.v

Romantic, If i am there lots of thoughts will share with my love

Fujio Suzuka
Fujio Suzuka

Beautiful♪♪♪ Would like to share with all of my friends.  Sincere compliments to Sho Shibata-san from bottom of my heart. 

dr hysm
dr hysm

wooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww

helen crowcroft
helen crowcroft

W O W...this is an awesome pic.  Certainly makes one feel cold!!

Van Nguyen
Van Nguyen

feel fresh to me,at a tropical region with all year round sunshined - wish to have an opportunity like Sho

Georgette Anne Cora
Georgette Anne Cora

This picture leaves me without anything to say, which is very hard to do!!!!

Corinne Vail
Corinne Vail

Lake Towada is one of my favorite places on Earth!  Love this shot!

Jeff Palmer
Jeff Palmer

I just love looking at pretty stuff.  hope the leg is fine!

Janice H.
Janice H.

Love this magnificent shot of isolation and beauty!                 The moon always makes a photograph even more beautiful.                    Wondering what the objects are in the left background?       Mr. Shibata, hope everything is okay with you after your incident on the ice.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Frozen in time, but not for long! An awesome photograph, that catches not only the moon, but as well gives us a snow embraced tree, and hills beyond that are lovely to look at. The cracking ice take on patterns of their own kind of beauty.  Another good picture, thanks.   j.e.s. 

Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

The cool color balance of this image really sends a chill down the spine. I can almost feel the cold.

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