Kingfishers or Alcedinidae are a family of small to medium-sized, brightly colored birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species found outside the Americas. This kingfisher I photographed while I was leading a Japan birding photography workshop tour in the Kanazawa region.  Wikipedia

The black kite is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors. Wikipedia  Photo taken while on Hokkaido Photography tour Japan.  I took this image while I was leading a group of international birders on a photography workshop in Hokkaido, Japan. 

Japanese macaque, also known as the snow monkey, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species that is native to Japan.  I took the image while on photography  assignment in snow monkey park Nagano, Japan.  Wikipedia 

The red-crowned crane, also called the Japanese crane or Manchurian crane, is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity. I took the image while I was leading another Hokkaido Photography Tour Japan.  Wikipedia  

Steller's sea eagle is a large diurnal bird of prey in the family Accipitridae. It was originally described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1811. No subspecies are recognised.  I took the image while I was leading another Hokkaido Photography Workshop in Japan.    Wikipedia




The Japanese white-eye, also known as the mejiro, is a small passerine bird in the white-eye family. The specific epithet is occasionally written japonica, but this is incorrect due to the gender of the genus. Wikipedia



The Yezo sika deer is one of the many subspecies of the sika deer. The sika that inhabit the island of Hokkaido are indigenous, although it is not known whether they originated there or migrated from the main island of Japan. I photographed this Yezo sika deer while leading a Hokkaido Photography Tour Japan.   Wikipedia  

The white-tailed eagle, also known as the ern, erne, gray eagle, Eurasian sea eagle and white-tailed sea-eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers.   I took this photo while I was leading another Japan birding photography tour workshop in Hokkaido, Japan.  Wikipedia  

The water rail is a bird of the rail family which breeds in well-vegetated wetlands across Asia, Europe and North Africa.  This water rail was photographed by Blain when leading a birding photography tour Japan.  Wikipedia



The Oriental stork is a large, white bird with black wing feathers in the stork family Ciconiidae. It was once thought to be extinct in Japan.  Blain photographed this endangered Oriental Stork in Japan while leading a birding photo tour Niigata.  Wikipedia