Earlier this month, filmmaker Hideto Shimizu posted an image at EarthSky Community Photos, using it to point to his beautiful video, which you can watch above. Hideto wrote:
I have hiked about 150 km (93 miles) on notable Japanese mountains and visited numerous less mountainous locations to make this time-lapse video. During the journey, I encountered wild bears, had my eyelashes frozen in the cold and sweated a ton.
I saw a lot of beautiful scenes, but my favorite is the sunrise with the right condition. When clouds clear the way for the sun to shine at the horizon, and a band of warm color illuminates part of the sky and gradually the peaks of mountains, excitement fills my heart so much that I want to breathe in the whole view to keep inside me.
I made this video to hopefully share that feeling.
Beautiful and amazing, Hideto! Thank you for sharing.
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