Japanese cranes (Grus japonensis) are an endangered species, mostly found on Hokkaido, Japan.
Marsel van Oosten is a professional nature photographer from The Netherlands. His images are famed for his mastery of composition, lighting, color and perspective. In his work he tries to simplify, to get rid of the extraneous: simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. His images are used worldwide in advertising, design, and magazines such as National Geographic. Van Oosten lives in Amsterdam with producer and videographer Daniella Sibbing. Together they run specialized wildlife and landscape photography tours and workshops for small groups of all experience levels to spectacular locations all over the planet. Website: www.squiver.com