Hokkaido Road Trip – Ice, White, & Heli Rides.

Last week I took off for 2 days to shoot up to Abashiri and check out the sea ice. 1 week and 2000k’s later I made it home with a huge smile and and incredibly dirty car.

I was lucky enough to have great weather most days meaning I shot every roll of film, used every battery and memory card I had. I think I actually stopped every 500m for the entire trip – definitely a solo mission! Managed to get up at 5 most days for sunrise and then spent the days cruising around deserted roads in the East.

Hokkaido is an winter wilderness like I’ve never seen, frozen oceans, ice lakes, birds galore, steaming volcanoes and friendly locals! This is post 1 of several to cover a road trip of the entire eastern coast of Hokkaido.

White Tailed Sea Eagle.

White Tailed Sea Eagle.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Sunrise moon.

Sunrise moon.

Power Lines.

Power Lines.

Moon Scapes.

Moon Scapes.

Sled tracks onto a frozen lake.

Sled tracks onto a frozen lake.

Heading out for a day fishing on the lake.

Heading out for a day fishing on the lake.

Wind loaded trees.

Wind loaded trees.

Sea ice!

Sea ice!

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Surfing?

Surfing?

Ice Horizon.

Ice Horizon.

Heli Shadow.

Heli Shadow.

Aerial Ice.

Aerial Ice.

Epic.

Epic.

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