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Episode #25 : Hokkaido Feb '06 Part I - Japanese Cranes
In this the first of a multi-episode photo-journal of a trip to Hokkaido the northern-most island of Japan I discuss some hand-picked Japanese crane shots. I accompanied top Japanese nature photographer Yoshiaki Kobayashi with 12 other participants.
To list all images all images from my four day trip to Hokkaido click the following link. The shots will actually probably be listed in descending order, with newest first. If you want to view the shots in the order they were made, click on the last number on the bottom right of the browser window, below the thumbnails, and then click the very last image. Then you can click the arrow pointing to the left above each image to view them in chronological order. http://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/thumbnails.php?album=search&search=hokkaido_feb2006
Check out the Web site of Pavel German the Australian based photographer that I met at the Akan International Crane Center here: http://www.australiannature.com/
Also see Tsuneo Hayashida's incredible Crane shots on his Web site here. I spent most of the time at the Center standing next to Hayashida Sensei, who's photos were used for the crane image on the back of the 1,000 Yen note for 20 years until a few years ago. http://www.japanesecrane.com/
Most of the site is in Japanese though, including the navigation, so follow the four links below to see Hayashida Sensei's work through the four seasons: