Whooper swans are enjoying the pleasant temperatures at a hot spring on the shore of a frozen lake on the island of Hokkaido. For years I have been dreaming of visiting Japan in winter and finally managed to realize my dream in February 2018. Among the highlights was Lake Kussharo with a resident population of whooper swans. I was very fortunate that a few swans finally came flying towards me and landed in the water kept open by the hotspring on the shore. I like the dream-like feel of this image with the swans surrounded by steam.