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beckyreding January 15, 2017
REALLY COOL
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RoseCollins49 November 09, 2017
I immediately thought i was looking into the eyes of the devil, not a chimp. Lol oops!
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petergillberg November 15, 2017
yea, this was an easier shot, I wouldn't dare trying that :)
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edrobson November 29, 2017
So intense.
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petergillberg May 03
Thanks Ed, I appreciate that :)
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Byronfairphotography December 18, 2017
Awesome capture. / Voted
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Thanks Byron!
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Looks scary great photo

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Dr. Macaque and Mr. Hyde. The Macaque Snow Monkey staring me straight in the eyes, reminds me of our close relation. Not the same, but not so far off our own species.

Camera: Sony a6300
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/320
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park, where the Japanese Macaque monkeys live free and come down to bath in the natural hot springs.
Time
We started hiking up to the Snow Monkey Park and this photo was probably taken around mid-day in natural light.
Lighting
No flash was used for this photo, it's all natural lighting. I really like how the surrounding nature was reflected in the Macaque eyes.
Equipment
A handheld photo with the Sony a6300 and 18-105 mm lens. An excellent gear pair for travelling around Japan. This photo was taken at 95mm so I had to get pretty close to the Macaque monkey. But they were very friendly unless you had food in your hands.
Inspiration
I love the fact that the Monkeys aren't in a zoo, but roam freely and come to the springs to bath and enjoy themselves and the fact that you could get really close and almost interact with them.
Editing
This photo didn't require much post-processing. Only a few tweaks were added to it.
In my camera bag
For this trip around Japan, I travelled very light, only with my Sony a6300 and the 18-105 lens. A perfect setup to travel light and still be able to capture almost everything I wanted. During 3 weeks I captured more than 1000 photographs and videos with this gear.
Feedback
If you are visiting the Jigokudani Snow Monkeys Park, be sure to be there well in time for feeding and have a few hours to spare. You will not regret it as the Monkeys are all around and will give you many opportunities to wonderful shots. I can really recommend the park, one of many amazing places in Japan and truly a highlight of the trip.

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