By LeeFisher
These red crowned cranes roost in the river on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
As the sun rises, steam builds on the water which then freezes to the trees if the temperatures are cold enough.
Thanks for looking and for all the recent feedback, and thanks to Jane and jeremy for the user awards on yesterdays shot Smile

Tags: Japan Freezing Steam Roosting Cranes Wildlife and nature Lee fisher Red crowned cranes Hokkaido

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Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
22 Aug 2012 12:50PM
This is beautiful. One can see the inspiration of Japanese art here.

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rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
22 Aug 2012 1:45PM
On our hit list to visit Lee, Hokkaido land of ice and fire !! Beautiful essence here, captivating nature.
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 3:33PM
A rather eerie looking image Lee, however as you begin to explore the photograph further do you then really begin to admire the quality of the photograph, really quite exceptional quality.

Regards Nathan

Quote:This is beautiful. One can see the inspiration of Japanese art here.
22 Aug 2012 7:16PM
Thanks for the comments everyone they are appreciated.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
22 Aug 2012 8:37PM
Classic capture of the Cranes Lee. What an iconic shot.
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 2:30PM
Wow what a beautiful photograph, superb Lee
LukeParkinson 6 30 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 9:03PM
I quite like this Lee. Superb mate
24 Aug 2012 9:06PM
Thanks Ron,David and Luke for the comments Smile
24 Aug 2012 9:07PM
Big thanks Joline for the user award Smile

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