Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) soaks in hot spring while carrying her baby, Jigokudani National Park, Japan

Photo of the month: July 2008

Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) soaks in hot spring while carrying her baby, Jigokudani National Park, Japan

Feeling safe
I have photographed Japanese Macaque all around Japan during the past ten years, but the ones living in the proximity of hot baths were by far the most photogenic. I spent a few days with these cute creatures in Jigokudani National Park of the Japan Alps, Nagano, and was lucky to have several babies around. This little one, sitting on its mother's back in the middle of water pool shows eyes full of fear, yet symbolizes maternal security.
See other photos of Japan Macaques
Technical details: Nikon D200, Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF, Nikon SB-800




Photography comments:

13.05.2009 (20:35) icon Louise:

So tender, so nice.

20.09.2008 (16:48) icon lorena:

I´M FROM VENEZUELA AND I ALLWAYS CHECK YOUR WEB PAGE. YOUR JOB IT´S WONDERFULL, I LOVE ALL OF THEM. CONFRATULATIONS !!!

16.08.2008 (18:06) icon J.D.:

Beautifull, congrats!

04.08.2008 (23:29) icon Achim:

First to comment? One question: did you swim with them?

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