Chikubu Island, in the north part of Lake Biwa. The island is made of granite, reaches 197 m above sea level (108 m above the surface of the lake), and covers an area of 0.15 square km.
A cormorant colony has resulted in damage to trees on the south-western end of the island (in the foreground). (Photograph taken from a helicopter, 12th May 2010.) (Click on the image to view the next one in the series.)