The waters of the Bieie blue pond change colors depending on the weather. Photographed by Kent Shiraishi, the colorful pond transforms under different conditions. The pond is a popular subject for Shiraishi, who captures the river's varying blue and green shades beautifully. His stunning pictures not only highlight the natural hues of the Bieie blue pond, but also enhance them. Shiraishi's work is both chilling and serene.
Located in Bieie, Hokkaido, Japan, the small body of water contains aluminum hydroxide which reflects blue light. This scientific effect is similar to what happens in the earth's atmosphere, resulting in our blue colored planet. The man made pond was created to protect the town from damage if and when the nearby volcano Mount Tokachidake erupts.