A Notable Photo of the 2014 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest.
From the photographer: "A moonlit night of the Shirakawa Ice Pillars through a circular fisheye lens. This is a plain dry cliff during summer time, but only at the most freezing months of winter, huge ice pillars like this form. The picture was taken with a half-moon illuminating the ice pillars. Even with the moon, the stars are clear and the evening air is crisp. The foot of the Ontake-san is one of the few places left in Japan where we can enjoy a beautiful dark sky with almost no worry of light pollution."
Akiko C. Ikeda - homepage3.nifty.com/akikoc
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