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Japan Winter Wildlife Feb 2008
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Why were you inspired to do this?

I love to photograph endangered wildlife which despite being endangered, still battles the harsh winters of Japan everyday with such grace and style. Red-crowned cranes, Snow Monkeys, Steller's Sea Eagles, laskiston Fish Owl and many more...

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

Took 2 month of research and planning to come out with the full itinerary.

Get a Japanese-speaking friend to help me book some of the accommodations before i leave for Japan

Get travel photography companions but posting on forums

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

Japan is such a beautiful country and the wildlife are truly spectacular. Even though i have to withstand cold temperatures of -18 degree Celsius and below for 8 hours straight everyday, it's all worth it.

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 All images uploaded are © 2008 C.S.Ling Photography. All Right Reserved. 



7/7/2011 10:06:25 AM

Absolutely stunning photography.  You're pictures put me right there.  Love that I've been transported from my office in a tiny township in Ontario, Canada to the land of your winter wildlife shots on the other side of the globe with the clicks of your camera.  Incredible.  Thank you so much for sharing.  

1/9/2011 8:48:27 AM

Congratulations, we have linked your story on the My Life List 90 (#83) to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing this great experience.

1/10/2009 9:27:24 PM

thank you all! :) Photographing the Snow Monkeys was a wonderful experience... they are so human-like when they bath in the hot spring and wash their food in the water before they eat.

1/4/2009 6:14:08 AM

These photos are incredible. Excellent work! I never heard of the snow monkeys before.

1/2/2009 2:56:57 PM

Wow, C.S. Your Photos are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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