18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sunrise at Daisen

The weather was going to get better, so I climbed Daisen in winter from midnight. However, I met a snowstorm at the 6th station and waited in the evacuation shed. After about an hour, I could see the stars, so I climbed again and reached the summit safely. There was a beautiful mountain ridge with snow and footprints erased.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Daisen Town, Tottori Prefecture, Japan
Copyright: © Masahiro Hiroike
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