2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan | Seagulls in Rausu

Apr 01 | Evan | No Comments |

Greetings from Tokyo, Japan!  I’m posting this just at the start of my 2017 Cherry Blossom tour of Japan and glad I could finish the report from the 2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan before the cherry blossom tour goes into full swing!  The last stop for or photography tour of Japan was Rausu, Hokkaido.  The reason our group went to Rausu and why our Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan included Rausu was because of the Steller’s Sea Eagles that can be found in abundance.  When I knew I had enough, or rather probably too many, photographs of Steller’s Sea Eagles, I turned my attention to the seagulls in the same area.  

After reviewing the photos, wished I had spent more time photographing the seagulls in Rausu! As you can see, the seagulls were quite dynamic and certainly provided a change of pace from the Steller’s Sea Eagles.  Also, while the eagles were catching fish with their talons, the seagulls were scooping up the fish in their mouths.

In collaboration with Magic Is Photo Safaris, I escorted a small group of wildlife photographers for a Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan in search of Japanese Snow Monkeys, Red Crowned Crane, Swan, Steller’s Sea Eagles and whatever else we could find!  To see more photos from our photo safari in Japan, view the 2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan Trip Report.