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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shadow drawn on a snowy field

It is a poplar tree on the hill of Biei, Hokkaido. On a very cold morning, the trees are lit by the sun and the shadows spread over the snowy field. A fantastic sight as if a natural god appeared. The scene seemed to celebrate the coming spring.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Biei, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © KIMIKO TAKAHASHI