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A skier takes a route through the trees in Hakuba, Japan. Situated in the Japanese Alps, Hakuba is a favorite destination for powder hounds the world over. The town is located about an hour from Nagano, the Japanese city that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Reblogged from National Geographic

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Sidelong glance

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This white pelican casts a demure, sidelong glance in the direction of Your Shot member Marco Schaffner’s lens. The ungainly bird is not known for its beauty, but with its average nine-foot wingspan, it is graceful in flight. White pelicans soar and glide, rather than flap their wings, making it easier for them to travel often long distances to catch enough fish to feed their chicks.

Reblogged from National Geographic