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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue moon

Yamagata in February. The winter was approaching the end in the flatland. I was aiming for the summit of Mt. Zao for the night. There is a crater lake which is still active as a volcano called Goshiki-numa, and in the summer it is a beautiful lake of emerald green. It was covered with strong wind and fog, but it showed its appearance in a moment of fine weather. The crater lake where the accumulated snow began to melt was like a blue moon.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Miyagi, Japan
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © KAZUAKI KOSEKI
Awards
Photo of the Day: 04.07.20