Slow-motion images from a high-speed camera at the Akan International Crane Center (GRUS). Red-crested cranes (Grus japonensis) flying and landing on the snow-covered ground. The bird aborts its take-off. The Red-crested crane is a strictly protected species in Japan.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island