19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sprouting water trees

Yamagata April,For one month from the end of winter to early summer, Lake Shirakawa is filled with snow melting water and a submerged forest appears. The color of the water in the lake filled with snow melting water changes color like light blue and light green, the mist that can submerge occasionally with submerged trees will show a fantastic scenery. The trees waiting for spring were covered in the soft light of the morning.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Iide town, Japan
Camera: NIKON D4S