Monday, December 27, 2010

The Year in Photos: Okinawa, Japan 2010

A photo a month taken on the Island of Okinawa by Ryukyu Mike during the year 2010. Enjoy !

 January: The first location in all of Japan to see Cherryblossoms bloom is the island of Okinawa.

February: A Buddha Statue in the Bonsai Gardens behind the Gold Hall Cafe in Kin Village.

March: A Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) along a riverbank in Kin Village.

April: Kin Village Elementary School Graduation. Ouch, my Granddaughter is a teenager, now !

May: The sun broke out over a pineapple field in Nago. During rainy season, this was a rarity.

June: A King Cobra's hindsite is as good as most people's at Okinawa World's Snake Park.

July: A view of the northernmost point on Okinawa taken from the cliffs above Hedo Point.

August: A Festival known as Unjami dedicated to the gods of the sea in Ogimi Okinawa.

September: Paper lanterns at a Full Moon Festival in Kin Village Okinawa.

October: Students perform the Eisa Dance at an Undokai (Sports Day) Kin Village Okinawa.

November: A Black-backed Wagtail (Motacilla lugens) at Kin Red Beach in Okinawa.

December: An Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in flight over the west coast of Okinawa, Japan.

This is just a small sample to give you an idea of the places I've been and scenes  I try to capture with my camera during the course of a year. Many of the critter, culture, castle, festival and scenic shots I've taken throughout the year 2010 are waiting to be uploaded or are on hold pending publication.

Have a Happy New Year!



Lola A. Åkerström said...

Beautiful work as always and looking forward to seeing what 2011 holds in store for you.
Happy new year and God bless!

RyukyuMike said...

What a surprise! I'm honored and flattered to have my favorite "young" Professional Photographer be the first to comment here.
Maybe it's a sign. I'll get rich in 2011 and you'll go to the North Pole!


Gene said...

Great following You since I learn of your site in May. Always a Treat and informative. Happy New Year and Best wishes for You and Yours in 2011!

RyukyuMike said...

Time flies. You've been here since May? That was way back when I came outa the pineapple fields all bloody from the attack of the pineapple leaves. Hafta do a humor post on that one of these days !
I hope you and yours have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, too!


Jim said...

Always appreciate your mastery at photography Mike, and these photos are great.
Hope you have a photowonderful 2011!

RyukyuMike said...

Thank you! You're quite the Master of Photography, yourself so, be careful about giving me a bigger head!

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and yours from me and mine.