19th February: Hokkaido – Lake Kussharo (Kotan, Day 2)

Against the light

After breakfast and a gap of some hours, we returned to Kotan, where we had been the previous day.

Looking North, along the lake

Whooper swans and thermal steam

Owl art

The owl is on the wall of the Juyo Original House, as in the previous Kotan post.

Walking …

While we were there, someone, perhaps a local, walked out across the lake on the ice and disappeared into the distance.  One hopes there are no weak points in the ice in the middle of the lake.  If you can’t see him, click on the image for a larger view.

11 comments on “19th February: Hokkaido – Lake Kussharo (Kotan, Day 2)

  1. […] 19th February: Hokkaido – Lake Kussharo (Kotan, Day 2) […]


  2. badflea says:

    Cool photos!!!Tks for sharing! I have been in Hokkaido in winter season for a week but I never saw the sun…


  3. nonoymanga says:

    Awesome wild life photography!!! cheers Nonoy Manga


  4. Wow! I had to sit and stare at that first image for awhile. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!


  5. Stunning photos!


  6. Ian Beattie says:

    Stunning photos Murray, I absolutely love the first one of the swans


    • Murray Foote says:

      Thanks very much, Ian. I wasn’t sure how well it was going to work shooting straight into the sun but it ended up surprisingly well, especially since the 14-24 is a bit prone to flare.


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