This was shot at sunrise at the roosting spot of the Japanese cranes - an endangered species.
As we were waiting for the birds to wake up, suddenly a fox appeared from the forest. Japanese cranes are big birds, so we were wondering whether the fox would actually try to grab one for breakfast. It didn't. Much to our surprise it actually came within two or three meters of the cranes, and they were not impressed. Turned out that the fox was only interested in having a drink from the river
If you're interested in joining me on our next Japan trip and learn more about wildlife photography, please check out my website for more information and tour impression video clips:
Due to popular demand we have two tours to Japan next year, and both are filling fast.
Hope to see you there!
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