Mount Fuji in Japan
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The snows of Fuji
This shot of Mount Fuji's symmetrical cone was taken in September 2020, showcasing the first snow of the season. The dusting proved short-lived, melting off in just a couple of days. And the snow wouldn't come again until the end of December – raising new concerns about decades of rising temperatures on Fuji's slopes.
As we tiptoe toward another winter, we're cheering on Mount Fuji for a snowier season. It just isn't the same without that iconic white top!