©Wolfgang Kaehler

First Day in Japan


All photos © Wolfgang Kaehler, phototours.us

Arriving in Hokkaido, jet lagged yet eager to find the region’s endemic wildlife, we headed for Kurshiro Marshlands National Park to see the red-crowned cranes, also known as Japanese cranes, and the white-tailed sea eagles.  The stunning recovery story here is that the crane population was down to only 12 birds when concerned farmers took action and began feeding the birds corn. Today the park feeds the cranes fish once a day and a dramatic competition ensues with a dozen sea eagles swooping in to snatch its share of the feast.  Efforts to save the cranes have paid off with 1,500 birds now inhabiting the area, although they remain endangered.


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All photos © Wolfgang Kaehler, phototours.us


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