Photo credit: Kuo Hshing Lai

Mount Fuji, located on Honshu Island, is currently the highest mountain in Japan at 12,389-feet. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, like the one you see above by Kuo Hsing Lai. Continue reading for 10 more breathtaking pictures from this year’s National Geographic Photo Contest.