The slideshow ‘tells the story’ of Shirakami-Sanchi with a portfolio of photos that illustrate the landscape features of this outstanding place, together with some of the typical plants and animals. It starts with a photo of the visitor centre and some general views of the mountainous landscape, forest interior, black woodpecker and one of the many waterfalls. A series of photos of Japanese macaques is followed by close-ups of some of the typical plants of the forest floor in flower, and a couple of images of black bears and the claw marks they typical leave on the bark of mature trees. The final part of the slideshow features a series of photos of Japanese serow, and additional images of the beech forest interior.
The following Flickr photographers and other sources are acknowledged with thanks for their contributions to this slideshow: merec0, 8-og, C.K.Tse, Wall Boat, Martha deJong Lantink, coniferconifer, Masashi Mochida, Science News, japantimes.co.jp, ken, Hiro Hitake, georgep008, photos mweber, Tangerinaok, Takumi Shimada, Josh More and Psymeg & Chooch.