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青海島1 / Oumi-jima island 1

Oumi-jima Island (Nagato City) is known as one of the most scenic sightseeing spots in Yamaguchi Prefecture. There are many cliffs and strange rocks on the north side of the island facing the Sea of Japan, and sightseeing tours are available by boat.


The blue sea is beautiful.

The cliffs in this area are on the smaller side, but you can enjoy the unspoiled atmosphere. However, there is a lot of trash washed ashore in some places, so you have to be careful not to get reflected. Since this is the Sea of Japan, there is usually a lot of trash washed ashore wherever you go.

青海島の断崖と青い海 / Cliffs of the island of Oumi-jima and blue ocean
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

A Japanese cormorant sunbathing.

岩礁で日光浴をするウミウ / A Japanese cormorant sunbathing on the reef
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

An area lined with strange rocks. The contrast was quite strong because it was clear daylight. I would like to try again in the evening.

透明な海と奇岩のアーチ / Rocks and arches of unusual shape on clear sea
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

The shore had been drilled into by the waves and turned into a cave. It was narrow, but I was able to go inside. As the tide started to rise, I managed to take some pictures while rushing to avoid getting splashes on my camera. I didn't have a tripod, so I used a piece of wood that had washed ashore as a simple shooting platform for long exposures.

暗い洞窟から海と断崖を覗く / Cliff and sea through dark cave
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

A different direction from above picture. A little scary when the water is coming at me.

潮が満ち始めた洞窟 / Cave of increasing tide
Nikon D750 + AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED

This time my goal was to look for birds, but I didn't see many. A female blue rock thrush flew to a rocky spot quite close to me.

岩場に立つメスのイソヒヨドリ / Female Blue Rock Thrush on rock
Nikon D500 + AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR

It's a long story, so I'll continue with Oumi-jima Island 2.

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