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Deer grazing underneath falling cherry blossom petals
June 11, 2012

Falling Petals, Japan

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images I sat down on a stump for a rest after a stroll in Nara Park and watched the deer. They were eating fallen cherry blossom petals peacefully. Suddenly a strong wind blew and cherry blossom petals started to fall on the deer. It was like a shower of cherry blossom petals. In Japanese, it is called hana fubuki, which means flower snowstorm. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.) Have photos of your own travels you would like to submit? Enter today! See our editors' picks » Vote for your favorites » Browse all entries » Submit your photos »
Photograph by Hisao Mogi

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