This may be the only one place in the world where wild monkeys bathe in a natural hot spring water. I think TE friends already know and some friends have been there. The wild monkey park is in Jigokudani Natural Park which protects wild animals living in this district. Visitor (half or more from overseas) can observe very closely many wild monkeys (Nihon-zaru) fed by the park rangers. They are still babies born last spring.
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Wanda1 (15142) 2012-01-09 0:53
It is my dream to one day see these monkeys in the hot springs, and your photo keeps my dream alive. They are so cute these young ones, just look at their little faces. Nice work.
serp2000 (44578) 2012-01-09 1:03
Great! My compliments, Takero, this is one of the most interesting your photos here. Well capture, amazing scene.
Have a good new week!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-01-09 1:19
Hello Takero - These are the cutest little creatures and I am quite astonished that they like to bathe in the hot springs. Mind you in the cold of winter why not? A fascinating and really interesting shot and note. Warm regards from a very hot Namibia! Rosemary
cavli (1876) 2012-01-09 1:25
well seen and composed picture. very good details indeed. very nice documentary picture. I like it.
CLODO (34720) 2012-01-09 1:59
You moved back from men pictures to monkeys one!
Great nature scene, and good sharpness on the first one. so cute!
eversmile (11636) 2012-01-09 2:02
That's a very intriguing photo, specially from your part, who has used us to festivals!
I like the way they stand in single line. You had a good timing. I am more surprised by the depth of field, with the last little monkey completely blurred despite the fact that the distance with the others is not so big. I am not used to these long lenses, yet! The sharpness on the first monkey of the queue is excellent, with the wet fur at the top of its head.
Ilducabianco (940) 2012-01-09 2:10
wonderful specimens of Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) busy in grooming.The focused look readable on the second monkey's face in performing its duty is almost human.I had read something about the thermal baths of this species, but i had never seen it before with my eyes.Simply fabulous!Good DOF.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-01-09 2:11
Hi Takero. Now, these monkeys are really famous. The monkeys are looking to enjoy the warm water - and must still back in the cold. I have compassion. Rgds, Wolfgang.
jester5 (2024) 2012-01-09 2:23
as usual Takero very well observed and composed image of these endearing three.An interesting note too, thank you, as I have not seen these before.
ecmel (1367) 2012-01-09 2:49
The photo has excellent composition and looks comical and adorable.The lighting is gorgeous.
digbymerry (3998) 2012-01-09 3:26
Great capture. I love thge colour tones and the expressions on their faces.
ikeharel (72903) 2012-01-09 3:27
You posted a lovely picture, Takero, yet could not avoid the cliche about the 3 monkeies: One that don't hear about anything, the 2nd never saw anything and the 3rd never say a word...
Hope and presume those are much smarter...Nice picture on the hot-spring.
JFS (32459) 2012-01-09 4:32
Incredible and funny shot, they are having a great time, isn't it? Perfect image in spite od the steam, great shot my friend!
leo61 (0) 2012-01-09 4:55
Wonderful shot of these unique animals!
I saw a photo of these monkeys whan I was child and it`s still my dream to see them in thisnatural enviroment,these hot springs.
Sergiom (81809) 2012-01-09 5:19
Dommage que l'ouverture ŕ 3,5 nous donne le singe sur la droite un peu flou, car les deux premiers sont magnifiques. Le point de vue est parfait.
yedirenk (11244) 2012-01-09 5:21
Hi dear Takero,
what a lovely picture with sweet monkeys..a wonderful moment,very cheerful composition.excellent presentation..a great shot..TFS
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-09 6:21
Ola Takero ,
Fantástica esta tua foto com estes macacos a tomar banho , já tinha visto isto na TV na National Geografic , é um belo momento , bons detalhes e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rychem (37405) 2012-01-09 7:54
Excellent photo, very nice scene :))
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-09 8:12
Hi Dear Takero,
a fascinating photo of this lovely group I like the composition and the attractive soft lights, the timing is excellent, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
tusharkmandal (3173) 2012-01-09 10:53
A different shot this time. Its good to see them on your gallery. Shot very nicely and the moment is very special.
emka (99999) 2012-01-09 14:39
So finally you went to Jigokudani! Aren't they cute? I liked them so much that I couldn't go away. Such a beautiful shot, wonderful view. Is it snow there? When we where there, it was still quite warm but they enjoyed bath already. Marvelous.
Haha, I had a dream to go there, as some people write, and fulfilled it :)
TRB (14116) 2012-01-09 14:50
excellent, very good composition.
I love the great looks, excellent exposure.
His eyes how beautiful, congratulations
jhm (154564) 2012-01-10 4:03
A splendid focus on the first face of these monkey.
This is the first time that I read of the wild monkey park is in Jigokudani Natural Park which protects wild animals living in this district.
Takero, I read that you would buy a 5D MarkII in second hand, but your camera is a lot better!
Sharpness and clarity are very attractive.
Well done, TFS.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-01-10 4:55
bravissimo nel cogliere questa immagine con queste scimmiette dalla particolare espressione.
Taglio stretto con la foschia che avvolge il BG,
npecanhuk (75592) 2012-01-10 15:45
They're so cute!
Do they like bananas? I always say that I was a japanese monkey in another life, because I enjoy cold weather and love bananas!!! LOL
Very attractive and top quality photograph!
I love it!
TFS - congrats,
Angshu (56758) 2012-01-10 20:26
Hello dear Takero-san
We all know of these monkeys in your countries...possibly one of the few breeds who can stay in very cold climate. A fine triple portrait with fine use of gradual bokeh. Thanks for sharing such a cute portrait!
danos (99257) 2012-01-11 0:29
this is a great snapshot from these wild snow monkeys that are survived in the Jigokudani Natural park,and taking their bath in the natural hot spring water, with this superb and extraordinary way.I like their pose in front of your lens as the beauty of the image.
lpi (4857) 2012-01-11 1:22
Une jolie scčne pleine d'humour et de tendresse.
Trčs beau shot!
raszid62 (18515) 2012-01-12 0:00
This looks great monkey family swim in the warm thermal waters probably. Beautifully laid out depth of field. Wonderful colors wonderful portrait.
lilito (3534) 2012-01-12 4:25
Wah... quel trio!!!
Une image que sorts tout ŕ fait de tes habitudes et qui me plait beaucoup!!!
adores (45715) 2012-01-14 18:10
I've always liked to see photos of these monkeys and now you're showing a series of them:)! It's a really nice portrait.Their expressions are excellent! I like the way you framed them and the focus on the first one!
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-01-18 23:17
Wow Takero, This is fantastic, they are so cute and you have captured them in the grooming time. Splendid colours, light and management. Love it, Tfs, Belated Happy new year to you and your dearest. Cheers Iain.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (42712)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS5D Mark‡V, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-01-09 0:42
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