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

In the mid-afternoon we returned to Sunayu beside frozen Lake Kussharo.

There was a whole line of canoes, waiting patiently beside the lake.  I didn’t notice anyone at the time trying to canoe across the ice, perhaps fortunately for them.

Rather than staying with the swans again, some of us decided to go for a walk along the lake.

Snow, ice and water

Snow, ice and water. Reminds me of aerial photos I’ve seen of ice sheets in the Arctic.

Snow and ice

The edge of the lake in thermal mist

Snow and ice

Ice crystals above water containing stones and fallen leaves

There was a myriad of miniature waterscapes beside the lake.

A tree and the view across the lake

Looking up…

Looking up…

By now it was late in the afternoon and the light was getting low.

Whooper swans communing

Whooper swan in reflected sunset

As the sun was going down, it was creating a luminous glow on the water.

Whooper swans in reflected sunset

Whooper swan in reflected sunset

Whooper swan in reflected sunset

… and for a short period, the light on the water became particularly intense.

Feeding time

He’s certainly got their attention.

Whooper swan

Whooper swans

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

  1. Christina says:

    Nice photos!

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  2. Thanks for the like, I’m glad to have discovered your blog – amazing travels!

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  3. […] 19th February: Hokkaido – Lake Kussharo (Sunayu, Day 2) […]

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  4. Adamn says:

    I like your post very much, the photos are so beautiful, and i know this lake from http://attractions.bz, but yours is more better, thank you for sharing this

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