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Silver 2021 Nature / Seasons

Pale Mist

  • Photographer
    Wataru Aoki
  • Prize
    Silver in Nature / Seasons

This is the winter daybreak one scene in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan. On a cold winter morning, frozen lakes and snow-covered mountains and forests were dyed white. It is a landscape often called the silver world. After that, sun was rising. However, it was impressive that the color of the sky was soft even when the sun came out because thin clouds were tense in the sky as a whole. It was fantastic and divine that the soft light was shining on the white world from diagonally sideways. The mist was originally pale, but it looked even pale due to the soft light of the morning.

In 2007, I was fascinated by the magnificent scenery in Hokkaido, which I visited for the first time, and started taking landscape photographs. Then I continued to shoot at world-famous scenic spots such as the Grand Circle in the United States, Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia, and the Great Barrier Reef. I have ever visited 15 countries and continue my adventure in pursuit of fascinating landscapes.