14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portrait of a Japanese Snow Monkey

I was shooting snow monkeys in Jidokudani park. The monkeys were all fighting and pulling at each others fur. I was photographing a mother and her child when suddenly all of them stopped moving and this male walked out. I had to get a shot of his face. In the moment I did not realize. But now I see he looked like a lion.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Simon Oliver