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Relaxation, Japan, 2012 1744788SN

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  • In Prints: Print
  • Subject Type: Signed
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A Japanese macaque, also called snow monkey, relaxes in natural hot spring.

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Relaxation: Signed and Numbered

Jasper Doest

In winter, Japanese macaques in the Jigokudani Valley of central Japan congregate in the hot-spring pools, to stay warm and to socialize. The colder it gets in the mountains, the more of them head for the pools. I found about 30 macaques enjoying a steamy soak, their heads covered in fresh snow.

The warm water has a very relaxing effect on the monkeys, and most of them were asleep. I watched with delight as this youngster became increasingly drowsy and eventually closed its eyes. I used a close-up shot to capture the moment of tranquility and to emphasize the human likeness in both face and pleasure.This image came about thanks to a PBS special we filmed called, RARE, Creatures of the Photo Ark. The producer/director spoke Mandarin and worked for months to get permission allowing me to paint one wall black at the Suzhou South China tiger breeding center, part of the Suzhou Zoo in China.

LOCATION: Jigokudani Monkey Park, Yamanouchi, Japan

PHOTOGRAPH DATE: 2012
 
MEDIUM: Chromogenic Print

EDITION: 200

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