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This is where I live... Well, about 800m from my house. Walking home after an evening stroll. I feel blessed to be surrounded by nature.

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This is where I live... Well, about 800m from my house. Walking home after an evening stroll. I feel blessed to be surrounded by nature.

#sunset #countryroad #naturaljapan #japannature #nature #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Beautiful Jorōgumo orb-weaver spider in our garden this morning.

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Beautiful Jorōgumo orb-weaver spider in our garden this morning.

#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #wildlifephotography #wildlife #arachnid #spider #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #クモ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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The Melodious Laughing Thrush or Hwamei (ガビチョウ) is not a native Japanese bird, but it's still one of my favourites. This one was replying (angrily?) to my poor attempts at whistling his song ha ha

#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

The Melodious Laughing Thrush or Hwamei (ガビチョウ) is not a native Japanese bird, but it's still one of my favourites. This one was replying (angrily?) to my poor attempts at whistling his song ha ha

#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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We found ten Chestnut Tiger Butterflies (アサギマダラ) in one spot on our walk today -- it's a secluded clearing with very few visitors so we felt lucky to be able to watch them in peace. This species migrates over 1,000km from the north of Japan to the south in this season.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #butterflies #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

We found ten Chestnut Tiger Butterflies (アサギマダラ) in one spot on our walk today -- it's a secluded clearing with very few visitors so we felt lucky to be able to watch them in peace. This species migrates over 1,000km from the north of Japan to the south in this season.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #butterflies #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Great Egret at Saga's Higashi-yoka mudflats

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Great Egret at Saga's Higashi-yoka mudflats

#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #saga #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #佐賀 #ダイサギ
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Beautiful pose by a Great Egret.

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Beautiful pose by a Great Egret.

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Mine's longer than yours! Necks ha ha

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Mine's longer than yours! Necks ha ha

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Looking for bears (and birds) in Hokkaido.
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Looking for bears (and birds) in Hokkaido.
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This fox was trotting along at the side of the road with a bird in its mouth.
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This fox was trotting along at the side of the road with a bird in its mouth.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #fox #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #hokkaido #自然 #哺乳類 #北海道 #キツネ
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Red-crowned crane (タンチョウ) in Hokkaido.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #crane #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道 #タンチョウ

Red-crowned crane (タンチョウ) in Hokkaido.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #crane #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道 #タンチョウ
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Lovely little Nuthatch (ゴジュウカラ) in Hokkaido.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #nuthatch #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道 #ゴジュウカラ

Lovely little Nuthatch (ゴジュウカラ) in Hokkaido.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #nuthatch #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道 #ゴジュウカラ
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Gorgeous great-spotted woodpecker (アカゲラ) in Hokkaido.
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Gorgeous great-spotted woodpecker (アカゲラ) in Hokkaido.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #woodpecker #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道 #キツツキ
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This Varied Tit (ヤマガラ) was tame enough to take sunflower seeds from Shinobu's hand. I wonder which of them was happiest!
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This Varied Tit (ヤマガラ) was tame enough to take sunflower seeds from Shinobu's hand. I wonder which of them was happiest!
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #hokkaido #野鳥 #自然 #北海道
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Ezo chipmunk (エゾシマリス) in Hokkaido. 100% cuteness!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #squirrel #chipmunk #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #hokkaido #自然 #哺乳類 #北海道 #シマリス

Ezo chipmunk (エゾシマリス) in Hokkaido. 100% cuteness!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #squirrel #chipmunk #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #hokkaido #自然 #哺乳類 #北海道 #シマリス
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This was in a city park in Sapporo. Maruyama Park. I'd love to live near there!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #squirrel #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #hokkaido #自然 #哺乳類 #北海道 #リス

This was in a city park in Sapporo. Maruyama Park. I'd love to live near there!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #squirrel #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #hokkaido #自然 #哺乳類 #北海道 #リス
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About this blog

Hi,

I created natural-japan.net a few years ago with the intention of using it to show my photos of nature in Japan. By July 2008, I had reached 500 blog posts. Since then I am afraid that I have been too busy to update the site. However, one of my new year’s resolutions for 2010 is to get started again. I have many thousands more photos of Japanese wildlife so there is no shortage of materials for the blog. I just wish I had a bit more time… You know how it is!

Best wishes,

Nigel