Gold / 2015 / Nature / Wildlife

Crows Nest

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Wildlife, Bronze in Nature/Wildlife
  • Company
  • Photographer
    Yosuke Kashiwakura

After receiving a report from a citizen who had been attacked on the street by a crow watching over its nest, employees of Tokyo's municipal government moved the nest to a storage warehouse. I heard a strange story that the nest was made with things like clothes hangers, so I went to investigate. Luckily, I was able to find the warehouse. The only way to tell that it was a nest was the egg resting in the center. The municipal workers who cleared the nest explained that "the crow borrowed metal hangers a little at a time from apartment balconies, and skillfully formed the base structure with its beak. It used just about anything, including twine and vinyl fibers." The completed nest resembles a modern work of recycled art. From the day on, I started to be drawn to the trees of the city.

Yosuke Kashiwakura (b. 1978, currently living in Japan.) . He was awarded National Geographic Photo Contest/Nature Category-Honorable Mention, Px3 Paris Photography Prize/Nature Wildlife 1st Place Winner, Px3 Paris Photography Prize/Nature Earth 1st Place Winner, Monochrome Photography Awards/1st Place Winner - Landscape Photographer of the Year, People 3rd Place Winner, LensCulture Earth Awards 2015/Single Image Category 2nd Place, Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards, International Photography Awards. His work went on to be displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, COP21–PARIS 2015 Photography Exhibition. His photographs depict natural scenery, the confrontation between human and nature, and environmental problems. He is active in a wide variety of media, including magazines, various publications, and advertisements.