November 22nd, 2012

japan mon amour #4

Acid lake Yugama, Gunma prefecture, Japan

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 12-24mm, polarizing filter

Wikipedia reference

Location on Google Maps

Japan is not only home to many cultural treasures, it has incredibly beautiful and diverse nature. Image above is not from Mars, it was taken in mountainous area near hot spring town of Kusatsu - just two hours away by train from Tokyo. This is real acid volcanic lake called Yugama - apparently if you step into it your boots will melt instantly ! So I decided not to dive and to take topside photo instead ^_^