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A Japanese Snow Monkey taking a nice relaxing bath in the natural hot springs which occur in the mountains of Japan.

A Japanese Snow Monkey taking a nice relaxing bath in the natural hot springs which occur in the mountains of Japan.
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27 Comments |
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone June 19, 2017
Supercool image.
aaronwilde
 
aaronwilde August 05, 2017
Angry. Monkey.
Veligzhanina
 
Veligzhanina August 13, 2017
Wow!) Cool!!
julialynnhall
 
julialynnhall October 04, 2017
Up close and personal. Amazing capture!
patrickiddings
 
patrickiddings December 09, 2017
Just plain cool
ArberElezi
 
ArberElezi December 10, 2017
Amazing Shot
NewJared
 
NewJared December 11, 2017
Wow! That's a serious portrait!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 05, 2018
Incredible capture!!
Jania
 
Jania January 05, 2018
This photo is nothing less than absolutely incredible. I'm boggled by the capture! Amazing job and I hope one day I'm able to get as incredible a shot as you did! (Even if not the same animal lol)
CreativeCharlie
 
CreativeCharlie January 06, 2018
That's a pure ''what you looking at'' face. Awesome Capture!! Well done.
jcg539
 
jcg539 January 15, 2018
How did you manage to get near one of these?
MIsabel
 
MIsabel January 16, 2018
Congratulations, your photo is amazing!
Canadianeh
 
Canadianeh January 16, 2018
Such raw emotion...excellent work!!
LauraMK
 
LauraMK February 19, 2018
Seriously like wow ! I’m in complete awe! Your photo is truly WOW!!
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
liaekaiteudo
 
liaekaiteudo May 28, 2018
stunning capture !
danielmartin
 
danielmartin May 31, 2018
Incredible sharpness and captures...
Nostroboy PRO+
 
Nostroboy June 17, 2018
This shot is insane ! Love it !
Carlosf_m Platinum
 
Carlosf_m July 31, 2018
This is an amazing capture, congratulations!
scottgeorgehay
 
scottgeorgehay September 02, 2018
A most intense image.... !
"make a critique" they say.... ! Dare I ?

To be perfectly honest the ONLY way I, me personally, can see to 'improve' this particular image .... would be to darken it... reduce the white light, but leave the contrast.

other than that I think it is a superb image.
Well done sir!
derxphoto
 
derxphoto August 30, 2019
eyes..incredible
tysonator
 
tysonator October 21, 2019
what powerful character !
Happy_Hippy
 
Happy_Hippy October 24, 2019
beautiful shot
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 01, 2019
Great shot but I did not consider these to be pets, sorry.
CAphotos Platinum
 
CAphotos November 08, 2019
So this Japanese Monkey is your pet. Right? I mean it was entered into a "My Favorite Pet contest". Why? And next, why does Viewbug allow this? I tried to contact them & they said they were working to fix it - that was before the judging. And now here is a winner. A non-pet type of animal. Who are the judges that look at these contests anyway? I hope other people are complaining. They won't do anything unless everybody complains. It's not fair - it's not ethical - it disrespects other photographers who are trying to play by the rules. Sure it's a great capture....for some other contest. But not for PETS. Yet I see several Pet contests that this picture has been entered into. Why? I'd really like to know.
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO November 15, 2019
so very great
dinahumphreys Platinum
 
dinahumphreys January 24, 2021
What an excellent photo!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken in Jigokudani in Japan, just abshot train ride from Nagano then a hike up the mountain to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat

Time

It was taken in the morning just as the snow started to fall, it was a cold but beautiful day.

Lighting

The photo you see here was taken with natural light, it was an overcast day so this created soft lighting for the subject you see.

Equipment

This was taken with a Nikon D7000 and an 18-135 mm lens zoomed at 135mm F5,6

Inspiration

I have always been intrigued by the Japanese macaques and I always wanted to see them in real life.

Editing

Just basic editing really, the RAW file was sharpened and contrast and vibrancy

In my camera bag

Normally I take my Nikon D750 with an 18-35mm and a 35 or 85 1.4 lens, just depends on the location.

Feedback

Just go out and take pictures, these animals are so unpredictable that it’s fun to shoot them as they move around and do their thing..

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