The snow monkeys of Nagano have deep and interesting aces
The water is warm, but it's cold when you get out!!
With thick furry coats they often prefer to be out in the trees if the weather is nice.
But if it's cold and snowy the hot steam and a quick bath when needed are great. This guy is getting his hair done by a friend.
Taking the warmth from the water as the steam rises in the morning
But when you're feeling cold nothing beats jumping in to warm up.
A White Tailed Sea Eagle flies over searching the ice outside Shireteko Japan on the island of Hokkaido
Steller's Sea Eagle in flight over the pack ice
Two Steller's Sea Eagles sitting on an ice flow
Two White Tailed Sea Eagles out on the ice
Steller's Sea Eagle preparing to land on the pack ice
Steller's sea eagle standing on the ice pack
A juvenile sails over the water in front of Shireteko
Beautiful as they fly even in the snow
A little disagreement over exactly whose spot this is.
Snow flies as a juvenile is told his place.
A black eared kite in flight
A spotted seal on the pack ice
Blakiston's fish owl, An endangered species with only 150 believed remaining.
Blakison's fish owl with a fresh caught fish.
Whooper swans fly overhead
A beautiful sunset over the cold winter fields of Hokkaido Japan
The Japanese Cranes court with an elaborate display of dancing and calling
Japanese Cranes calling loudly in the early morning air. You can see their breath condensing
Japanese Crane coming in to land
Magnificent looking Japanese Crane in flight
Perhaps this is the tango? Japanese Cranes dancing.
Certainly not ordinary bird behavior. Two Japanese cranes dancing in a field.
Kitsune, the Japanese word for red fox.
A large Ezo deer looks on amused as the cranes feed and court in the field
We bid you adieu