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Ural Owl (フクロウ). It's always exciting to p Ural Owl (フクロウ). It's always exciting to photograph a bird I've not succeeded in capturing before, but when that happens to be an owl that's just 200m from my home, you can imagine my joy!
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #uralowl #owl #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #フクロウ #自然 #九州 #福岡

Ural Owl (フクロウ). It's always exciting to photograph a bird I've not succeeded in capturing before, but when that happens to be an owl that's just 200m from my home, you can imagine my joy!
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #uralowl #owl #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #フクロウ #自然 #九州 #福岡
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That was a shock! I walked around the corner and a That was a shock! I walked around the corner and almost bumped into this big wild boar! This was back on June 16th at about 7pm. Luckily he had his back to me... Anyway, it was a great opportunity. This is only 1km from my home.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #wildboar #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #哺乳類 #イノシシ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

That was a shock! I walked around the corner and almost bumped into this big wild boar! This was back on June 16th at about 7pm. Luckily he had his back to me... Anyway, it was a great opportunity. This is only 1km from my home.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #wildboar #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #哺乳類 #イノシシ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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This beautiful beetle is the red-spotted longhorn, This beautiful beetle is the red-spotted longhorn, Eupromus ruber (ホシベニカミキリ).
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #beetles #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #カミキリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

This beautiful beetle is the red-spotted longhorn, Eupromus ruber (ホシベニカミキリ).
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #beetles #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #カミキリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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This beautiful beetle is the Yellow-spotted longho This beautiful beetle is the Yellow-spotted longhorn, Psacothea hilaris (キボシカミキリ).
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #beetles #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #カミキリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

This beautiful beetle is the Yellow-spotted longhorn, Psacothea hilaris (キボシカミキリ).
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #beetles #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #カミキリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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I'm no expert on fungi and couldn't find this one I'm no expert on fungi and couldn't find this one in my (very small) field guide, but it was a beauty! It was really as yellow as this photo shows!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #fungi #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #キノコ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

I'm no expert on fungi and couldn't find this one in my (very small) field guide, but it was a beauty! It was really as yellow as this photo shows!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #fungi #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #キノコ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Incredibly vicious battle! These two spider-huntin Incredibly vicious battle! These two spider-hunting wasps were going nuts fighting each other over a spider that one of them had paralyzed ready to feed its young. They dragged it back and forth, tried stinging each other, while all the time ignoring me.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #wasps #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

Incredibly vicious battle! These two spider-hunting wasps were going nuts fighting each other over a spider that one of them had paralyzed ready to feed its young. They dragged it back and forth, tried stinging each other, while all the time ignoring me.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #wasps #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Cattle Egret (アマサギ) in flight above Nogata Cattle Egret (アマサギ) in flight above Nogata.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #egret #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #アマサギ

Cattle Egret (アマサギ) in flight above Nogata.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #egret #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #アマサギ
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Exciting to see a pair of Yellow Bitterns (ヨシゴイ) in the Nogata area. If I'd been quicker adjusting my camera settings, I'd have taken a great shot... Next time!!
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #bittern #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #ヨシゴイ

Exciting to see a pair of Yellow Bitterns (ヨシゴイ) in the Nogata area. If I'd been quicker adjusting my camera settings, I'd have taken a great shot... Next time!!
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #bittern #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #ヨシゴイ
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A complex collection of clouds. #naturaljapan #jap A complex collection of clouds.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #clouds #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #雲 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

A complex collection of clouds.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #clouds #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #雲 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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The mountain was steaming. #naturaljapan #japannat The mountain was steaming.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #clouds #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #雲 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

The mountain was steaming.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #clouds #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #雲 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Sunflowers always brighten the day! #naturaljapan Sunflowers always brighten the day!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #plants #sunflowers #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #ヒマワリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

Sunflowers always brighten the day!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #plants #sunflowers #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #ヒマワリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Probably the cutest bird I've ever seen! We really Probably the cutest bird I've ever seen! We really enjoyed watching the antics of this  young Northern Boobook (アオバズク) in Yukuhashi on July 22nd. The breeding pair have managed to raise 4 healthy chicks this year -- very successful. It's our first time to see this species, so we were really excited.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #boobook #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #アオバズク #自然 #九州 #福岡

Probably the cutest bird I've ever seen! We really enjoyed watching the antics of this young Northern Boobook (アオバズク) in Yukuhashi on July 22nd. The breeding pair have managed to raise 4 healthy chicks this year -- very successful. It's our first time to see this species, so we were really excited.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #boobook #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #アオバズク #自然 #九州 #福岡
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We were lucky enough to see this family of Norther We were lucky enough to see this family of Northern Boobook (アオバズク) in Yukuhashi on July 22nd. The breeding pair have managed to raise 4 healthy chicks this year -- very successful. It's our first time to see this species, so we were really excited.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #boobook #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #アオバズク #自然 #九州 #福岡

We were lucky enough to see this family of Northern Boobook (アオバズク) in Yukuhashi on July 22nd. The breeding pair have managed to raise 4 healthy chicks this year -- very successful. It's our first time to see this species, so we were really excited.
#naturaljapan #japannature #birdphotography #birds #boobook #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #野鳥 #アオバズク #自然 #九州 #福岡
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A tiny Japanese Grass Lizard (ニホンカナヘビ) in the garden this morning... Very recently hatched I imagine.
#naturaljapan #japannature #reptiles #lizard #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #爬虫類 #トカゲ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

A tiny Japanese Grass Lizard (ニホンカナヘビ) in the garden this morning... Very recently hatched I imagine.
#naturaljapan #japannature #reptiles #lizard #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #爬虫類 #トカゲ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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This giant burrowing cockroach (オオゴキブリ This giant burrowing cockroach (オオゴキブリ) ran across the path in front of us. A gentle and harmless creature.
#naturaljapan #japannature #insects #insectphotography #cockroach #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #昆虫 #ゴキブリ #自然 #九州 #福岡

This giant burrowing cockroach (オオゴキブリ) ran across the path in front of us. A gentle and harmless creature.
#naturaljapan #japannature #insects #insectphotography #cockroach #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #昆虫 #ゴキブリ #自然 #九州 #福岡
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Bumped into this beautiful young Japanese Badger b Bumped into this beautiful young Japanese Badger back in June.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #badger #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #哺乳類 #アナグマ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

Bumped into this beautiful young Japanese Badger back in June.
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #naturephotography #mammals #badger #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #哺乳類 #アナグマ #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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I kindly made a blood donation. #naturaljapan #ja I kindly made a blood donation.

#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #mosquito #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

I kindly made a blood donation.

#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #mosquito #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Beautiful big Ailanthus Silkmoth (AKA the Eri Silk Beautiful big Ailanthus Silkmoth (AKA the Eri Silkmoth) on the wall of my house. Thank you to Shinobu for finding this on my birthday in May!!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市

Beautiful big Ailanthus Silkmoth (AKA the Eri Silkmoth) on the wall of my house. Thank you to Shinobu for finding this on my birthday in May!!
#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #insectphotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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