'Snow monsters' cover Japan's Mount Zao in the winter
February 15, 2014
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In the winter, thousands of trees surrounding Mount Zao take on a life of their own, as snow dumped by icy Siberian winds blankets the firs and transforms them into ominous "snow monsters".
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