Aerial View Of Sunrise Over Lake Kawaguchiko, Japan

This week my family took a short vacation to the Lake Kawaguchiko area at the base of Mt. Fuji. This is a place we’ve visited many times over the years as a family, and it’s always a joy to go back together. It’s amazing how different it is given that it is less than 3 hours from our house. It definitely has a much more relaxing atmosphere compared to the busyness of the Tokyo metro.

Of course, I can’t help but do some photography on vacation, and sunrise is always a great time for it. Although, on this particular morning, I honestly wasn’t sure it would be worth it. I knew there were going to be clouds rolling in, and that could easily mean Fuji-san would be blocked from view. I’m glad I got up and went out anyway, because I ended up with some stunning images from this morning. The perfect combination of Mt. Fuji views and clouds made for a spectacular sunrise. I took a lot of images on my main camera (the Nikon Z 7), which I’ll be sharing soon, but this one from my DJI Air2S drone was an instant favorite.

Drone image of Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko

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