Let’s immediately start with the public admission that this beautiful night hunter was shot from a commercial and perfectly setup lookout (perfect from the photographic point of view, more rustic from the comfort point of view; But what do you expect when you come and visit to spend two full nights patiently waiting for this…
Ural owl (Ezo owl)
Ezo, the ancient name of the Hokkaido Island, has been kept locally to describe the Ural owl that is somewhat common in the North of the eurasian continent. Ural owl (Ezo owl), Chouette de l’Oural ou chouette d’Ezo (Strix uralensis)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
Snow monkeys in the mountain
Those Japanese macaques should have suffered long ago from the violent assaults of the harsh winters from Hokkaido; They should have disappeared from these regions hostile to the small cercopithécidae (or “old world monkeys“). And still, they adapted. Specifically, they learned to warm themselves in the spa waters of always-warm springs created by the intense…
Its latin name could not make it more nippon than that: Cervus nippon. Sika deer, Cerf sika (Cervus nippon)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.
Mallard, Canard colvert (Anas platyrhynchos)Hokkaido, Japan North island, January/February 2019.