Friday, 15 March 2013

Back from the End of the World

It's been more than a month since I last posted something in this blog. I've been just too busy with studying, birding, travelling and painting for the last few months. It's about time I thought I should do something with it. So here we go, some photos from my latest trip to Hokkaido with a group of Thai birders and naturalists. We had great times in Sapporo, Kushiro and Rausu. We even survived the snow storm which killed 8 people and blacked out the whole Rausu for the first time in 30 years!

Mt. Rausu opening up to the first sunlight

Drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk

Eagles, gulls and crows perching on ice with Mt. Rausu in the background

In case some of you might wonder why I call it the end of the world, basically it's because Shiretoko (the name of the peninsula where Rausu is located) means "the end of the world" in Ainu (the indigenous people of Hokkaido) language.


  1. Yes it was a nasty storm...............

  2. Great scenery, Ayuwat. I wanted to get back there this year but the weather made us timid. Glad you are safe and sure you saw wonderful things.

  3. Good to hear that you are alright, Ayuwat.