18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Late Winter Crater Lake

Yamagata in February. The winter was approaching the end in the flatland. I was aiming for the summit of Mt. Zao from the night. There is a beautiful crater lake, which is still an active volcano, called Goshikinuma. In the summer it is a beautiful, emerald green lake. It was covered with a fog. I was able to wait for the sun to come out to get the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Shichigashuku, Japan
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