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Michael Yamashita
National Geographic Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist.
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Cruising the Coral Sea en route to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef aboard @ Darwin, Northern Territory
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Michael Yamashita Oct 18
Children play in the surf on a Bali beach in Indonesia.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 17
Bugis schooners crowd the old port of Jakarta, Indonesia at dawn. Mostly motorized now, they still are used for inter-island cargo transport.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 16
A bugis schooner under full sail in the South China Sea. Indonesia is home to the last great sailing fleet in the world.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 15
The centerpiece of Changi Airport ‘s new entertainment complex, the Jewel, is the Rain Vortex, the world’s largest and tallest (40 meter) waterfall, surrounded by a terraced rain forest under a toroidal shaped dome…
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Michael Yamashita Oct 14
Dawn breaking somewhere south of Singapore. @ Java Sea
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Michael Yamashita Oct 13
Nothing subtle about a tropical sunset. Cruising the South China Sea aboard the Dream Explorer on its maiden voyage. Shanghai, Vietnam, Singapore, jakarta, Bali, Darwin, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney on the…
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Michael Yamashita Oct 12
Tied up in knots: for repairing nets, feet are as important as hands. Made of woven bamboo with tar to make it waterproof, basket boats are unique to the coast of Vietnam. Noted for its maneuverability in shallow waters.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 11
Born out of ingenuity during the French colonial era, the bamboo basket boat was invented when the French started taxing boats in Vietnam, fishermen couldn’t afford to pay the tax, so they designed circular woven…
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Michael Yamashita Oct 10
Some of the 2000 islets that make Halong Bay, a major tourist attraction in northeast Vietnam.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 9
Victoria Peak: The highest mountain on Hong Kong Island, known just as “The Peak” to locals, offers the best views of the city and harbor. I never tire of shooting this view.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 8
Turquoise waters of aptly named Reed Lake during autumn.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 7
Prayer flags are a common sight across Tibet, it's believed that the prayers will be blown by the wind to spread good will & compassion to all. Join Mike on a photography expedition from to - November 14 - 24. Only 1 more day to sign up! -
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Michael Yamashita Oct 5
Fall colors on Natagiri Pass: This mountain pass was made famous by Matsuo Bashō, Japan’s greatest poet, who traveled the back roads of northern Japan. His journal, Narrow Road to a Far Province, described a path still visible on the Pass, that devotees have followed ever since.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 4
Getting lost visually in the Arashiyama bamboo forest. This perfectly manicured grove of green, towering bamboo has an eerie quality of light making the stalks seem translucent.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 3
The fall foliage of Numanodaira in Daisetsuzan National Park: Autumn has arrived in the highest mountains of Hokkaido, Japan.
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Michael Yamashita Oct 2
Floating Rock - Fall foliage reflects off a pond in Daisetsuzan National Park.
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Michael Yamashita Sep 30
Fall colors have arrived on Asahidake, an active volcano and highest mountain in Hokkaido.
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Michael Yamashita Sep 28
Gaggle of Geisha? Not. Tourists rent kimonos and makeup like Maiko, a popular way to sightsee and be seen in Kyoto, Japan.
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Michael Yamashita Sep 27
The Black (Yunnan) Snub-Nosed Monkey: This endangered species lives at the highest altitude of any non-human primate, in the mountains of Yunnan, and primarily feed on lichen found high in trees.
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