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Visiting Shiretoko Hokkaido for Nature Photo Tour, including Stellar Sea Eagle on Drift-Ice

Written by Dr Enatsu, English Speaking Azabudai United Dental Office Tokyo (Kamiyacho, Roppongi) Mar 14 • 1 minute read

I did not know about Stellar's Sea Eagle migrating to Shiretoko, Hokkaido area until I met an UK photographer joining a Nature Tour run by Finnish travel agency in Shiodome restaurant.   Stellar's Sea Eagle only comes to Hokkaido for about 5 weeks (February to early March) so I decided to go and take some photos.   I found foxes and ezo deers at Notsuke Peninsula.  For Stellar's Sea Eagles and other birds, I took a nature tour boat 'EveryGreen' which took us to Drift-ice which came from thousands of kilometers away.  The captain of the boat was very proud of the fact that Shiretoko is the only place in the world where one can find the Stellar's Sea Eagle together with the Drift Ice.  Cranes are photographed in town Tsurui Sanctuary.