I have been watching National Geographic Channel since I was a little girl! All the pictures provided by NG that I have came across are extremely good quality showing true professionalism of the photographers working for the company. Amazing blog as well! I will continue to read.
Thanks for sharing with us!
The further back the eye goes, the more lit up the river segments - with brush strokes at the end. Great.
Welcome to the Land of the Unknown...Simply great.
Lovely, surreal,......perfect as a sepia-toned painting! So mysterious and calming in my opinion. Love this!
I would love to be there to hear what it sounds like. It seems like the water is on fire the way the sun makes it glow and with the mist.
Hokkaido definitely in my bucket list for its unparalleled beauty and diversity. Its people are lovely.
My last visit went way too visit to Japan hopefully this year I will have more time to enjoy these majestic birds!
I find the light through the early morning mist to be so beautiful. What a wonderful capture. The overall composition and the presentation are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and congrats.
You have taken a wonderful picture,Mitsuhiko, one that is a standout of not only these graceful birds, but the area which surrounds them. The misty water, and sepia like tones around are a pleasure to looki at. Thank you. j.e.s........
Thank you very much. I am Mitsuhiko Kamada. It is the photographer of this photograph.
Red-crowned Crane. Itis called"Tancyo"inJapanese.
The early morning of February.Itis-20 degreeson that day.In the severe cold, the onethatthere isin a riveris warm.
The extinctionis Red-crowned Crane. worried aboutat one time,but,byprotectionactivity, the currentnumberis stable.
This evocation of the beauty of landscape draws our eye along the meandering course of the river, along which we find the silhouettes of the cranes receding into the distance. The tree branches are frosted with ice. A mist rises off the water. The whole landscape is luminous with a yellow golden glow.
The commentary speaks of the endangered cranes being a treasured element of the Japanese soundscape. The photo is a silent medium, but we can see by their raised heads that some of the cranes are calling, and we can take care that they never fall silent.
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