|Copyright: Scott Andersen (ScottAndersen) (153)|
|Date Taken: 2005-12-27|
|Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-02-11 1:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A gathering of snow birds in the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.|
These birds are actually very tame and come up out of the water and eat from your hand.
Conditions in Japan's Northern island can become severe with temperatures dropping to well below zero in Winter and blizzards occurring in certains areas.
The area is also famous for floating sea ice which can be viewed from an icebreaker ship.
Each of the huge floating chunks of ice contain frozen organisms and different forms of life.
There is a museum of interest which has a room kept at -18 degrees with samples of these huge sea ice chunks on display.
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