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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Lost in Thought

I visited the famous Japanese macaques at Jigokudani Monkey Park in January 2017. I focused on this lone baby Japanese macaque, bathing away from the rest of the troupe, and took a series of portrait shots. I liked this one, which seems to show it lost in thought, the most. Eventually, the macaque got out of the hot spring pool. I was sad to learn that this baby macaque was disabled, with a deformed foot. Maybe this was why it was isolated from the rest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Yamanouchi, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © David Chen