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Morning Slumber

Color Photograph

Created by Charlotte Gibb
In the far North of Japan, on the island of Hokkaido, is a lake that was formed by volcanic activity some 6,000 years ago. Natural hot springs ring Lake Akan, creating warm areas along its shores which, in Hokkaido's bitter cold Winters, remain unfrozen. These strips of warm water along its shore provide the perfect refuge for Whooper Swans to gather for their wintering site. You see, Whooper Swans are so big and heavy that their legs cannot support their weight for extended periods of time without resting in water. Water that is not frozen in Winter can be hard to find in the far North. And, when warm water meets frigid Arctic air, misty mornings are inevitable, creating a scene like this.

This fine art print was created personally by the artist. Every creative decision was carefully considered, from conception, composition, and exposure, to processing and printing. It was made using a specialized large format printer with the highest quality archival inks and paper rated to last 250 years.

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