Aerial shot of Yakushima Island. Long shot of Tofu Rock on the summit of Mt. Koban (1,711 m). Zoom in to get a close-up shot of the weirdly shaped rock formation, which is so named owing to its resemblance to sliced tofu. Yakushima Island is one of the Osumi Islands, which are part of Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. The island was designated as a natural World Heritage site in 1993.
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