I'm an enthusiastic photographer living on the beautiful Oregon Coast. I was born and raised in Japan. I love taking photos of seascapes, landscapes, and some things i find in nature. ( Instagram? → ) **Shortlisted in the Landscape category of the Open Competition at the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards **Several Honorable Mentions in International Photography Awards 2018 **Honorable Mention winner of PX3(Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2018 competition **Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 : Silver Winner in Nature-Flowers Category. **Monochrome Photography Awards 2017 (London, UK) : Honorable Mentions in Nature **Outdoor Photographer : The Green Scene Assignment Winner 2017 **Monovision Photography Awards 2017 : Honorable Mention in Nature and Wildlife **Honorable Mention winner of PX3(Prix de la Photographie Paris) 2017 competition **Several Honorable Mentions in International Photography Awards 2016 **Outdoor Photographer Photo of The Day **Several National Geographic The Daily Dozen, several National Geographic Editor’s Favorited and one of the assignments on National Geographic Your Shot **The gold medal for non-genre category at Tamron Macro Lens Photography Contest in Japan 2015

Featured Photos by Masako Metz

Your Favorite Places Gallery

Assignment #351: Fall Color 2018

Assignment 338: Beaches, Shores And Coastlines

Assignment #330: Go With The Flow

Assignment #302: The Green Scene

Assignment #300: Solar And Lunar Eclipses

Assignment #299: Beaches And Shorelines

Assignment #291: Black-And-White Landscapes

Assignment #270: Your Best Photo Of 2016

Assignment #268: Close To Home 

Assignment #259: Leading Lines

Assignment #251: Beaches And Coastlines

Assignment #244: Wildflowers

Assignment #240: Shooting A Concept

Assignment #394: Your Monochrome Vision

Great Outdoors 2016

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