500px Photo ID: 84426259 - Northern Japanese Alps (Kita Alps) ranging from Toyama, Nagano, and Gifu prefecture. The peak on the left is Mt.Otensho (2921m). I took this photo in mid-August while trekking to Mt.Tsubakuro (2839m) in Nagano prefecture.

Nuttapoom Amornpashara / 500px

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