2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan | Snow Monkey Family Portraits

Mar 12 | Evan | No Comments |

Still in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture, the 2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan had us spending three days with Japanese Snow Monkeys.  This is post 2 from my time with the monkeys in the onsen where I wanted to share family portraits of the snow monkeys.  As a portrait photographer first I shared some solo portraits of monkeys but like humans, family is very important to the monkeys.

It’s easy to see their bond with each other, especially anyone that is a parent will instantly recognize a lot of behavior!  Now that I’m back home with my young son, I can’t help but think of the monkeys when I pick him up and he holds me tight.  Though I can’t say I groom my son the same way, the meaning and love behind taking care of each other resinates.

In collaboration with Magic Is Photo Safaris, I escorted a small group of wildlife photographers for a Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan in search of Japanese Snow Monkeys, Red Crowned Crane, Swan, Steller’s Sea Eagles and whatever else we could find!  To see more photos from our photo safari in Japan, view the 2017 Winter Wildlife Tour of Japan Trip Report.

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