Photographer Ken Shiraishi took this incredibly gorgeous photo of a blue pond in the small town of Biei in Hokkaido, Japan. This particular photo won Shiraishi an honorable mention in National Geographic's 2011 photo contest, in the nature category. For those that have Mountain Lion, you have seen this photo before as it’s one of the backgrounds included with the operating software.
“The ‘blue pond’ of the famous tourist resort in Biei, Hokkaido, Japan is a place where many tourists gather in spring, summer, and autumn,” he states. “However, since this pond freezes in winter, nobody is there during that period. This photograph was taken during the first snow of the season as it fell over the blue pond.”
Love knowing that such beautiful places like this actually exist.
You can download the wallpaper version of it here.