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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Abandonded fishing boat on the snow covered shore of Hokkaido.

Fishing is a huge industry on the island of Hokkaido. Both the size as well as the organisation of the fishing ports is impressive. Fishing boats are in general standardized and fairly modern. I was exploring the shoreline for wildlife when I came upon this abandonded boat. In my mind it is a symbol of a less developed past of Hokkaido as well as of the great natural forces still effecting the island.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Dora Zarzavatsaki