19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snow Monsters nocturnes

amagata,Japan January,Mt,Zao's "frost-covered trees" are rare in the world, but their size and rugged appearance are unique in the world. A strong blizzard and cool air produce art of snowy mountains. Strong snowstorms and humidity, including humidity, blow against the tree named "Aomolychus pine" and produce the huge snowy mountain art called "Snow monster". A strong wind blows through the mountain slope. Every time the wind passes, "Snow Monster" grows bigger. Night is coming soon to the snowy mountains. The snow monsters were quietly standing still.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: 山形市, Japan
Camera: NIKON D4S