18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The beginning world

Yamagata,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. Early in the morning, the sun rose and the "Snow Monsters" were illuminated, and Halo shined beautifully.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Yamagata, Japan
Camera: NIKON D4S