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Hot Springs Eternal
Photograph by Tim Laman

It may be called the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park, but the Japanese macaques here have taken up one of life's more civilized pleasures: hot tubbing. A series of hot springs help keep the monkeys warm through the cold winters. Also known as snow monkeys, Japanese macaques are the world's northernmost non-human primates.


Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS
Speed and F-Stop: Approximately 1/60 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Overcast, well below freezing
Time of Day: Mid-morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light



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