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Photo Journal: Clawing it out

(Mainichi)

Steller's sea eagles battle with each other in Rausu, Hokkaido, in this photo taken on Feb. 27, 2018. Cruise boats have offered visitors a chance to see the eagles, some of which have wingspans of over 2 meters, in the town on the Shiretoko Peninsula, a World Heritage site. Nemuro Strait, located between the peninsula and Kunashiri Island in the Northern Territories, attracts photographers at this time of year as they seek to capture images of the eagles and drift ice, but there has recently also been an increase in sightseers who don't take photos, and it has become difficult to secure reservations on cruise boats. The cruises are expected to continue until around mid-March when the drift ice will move away. (Mainichi)

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