/ 2020 / Nature / Wildlife

Snow Dance

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife
  • Company
    Lessenza Photography
  • Photographer
    Tara Louise Keane
  • Credit
    Tara Louise Keane

Inspired by a centuries old connection between Eastern culture and the natural world ‘Snow Dance' focuses on the extraordinary elegance of the Japanese Red Crowned Crane, shot against a snowy backdrop in Hokkaido Japan.
Just as the painter Degas painted ballerinas in the throes of movement and in the moments of focused stillness preceding and following the dance, these images seek to capture the grace and beauty of the crane’s mesmerising dance – once witnessed never forgotten.
Designated endangered in 1970, crane numbers are increasing thanks to conservation efforts in Japan and elsewhere.

Awards IPPVA Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018