Happy Valentine’s Day! Snow Monkey Love :-)

Japan, Nagano: Snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) nursing her baby

Japan, Nagano: Snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) nursing her baby

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you who celebrate it! 😉

This year, my Valentine to my readers is an intimate, misty portrait of a snow monkey (Macaca fuscata) nursing her baby that I took on Japan’s big island, at Jigokudani Yaenkoen National Park. Should you be interested in knowing more about these animals and the place they live in, you can check out my previous snow monkey post that contains information in that regard.

If you would like to see more images of mine, feel free to browse my Galleries.

As per my copyright notice, please respect my work and do not download, reproduce or use the image above without first seeking my consent. Thank you :-)


19 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day! Snow Monkey Love :-)

  1. Dina

    Simply beautiful, dear Stefano! The Snow Monkey has a fascinating stare, his appearance changes the longer I look at him. I can interpret all kind of expressions in his face, makes him even more fascinating in my eyes. I assume, reading photos, just like taking photos, has got little to do with what I see and everything to do with the way I see.
    Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine ❤
    with a warm hug
    Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma xxxx

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you very much, dear Dina, for your always nice and articulate comments: I am glad that you liked the photo and also that it elicited an emotional reaction from you. That’s the most important thing, at least to me. I also love how expressive those snow monkeys (their eyes in particular) are and in my wildlife portraits I strive to capture a glimpse of the animal’s inner self: when I succeed, I feel particularly happy! 🙂
      Thank you once again and a big hug to you all

    1. Stefano Post author

      Thank you, Tracy: glad you liked it! And yes, the list of the places I have not been to (and that I would love to visit) is unfortunately long: Antartica for starters, then South America and large chunks of the Far East… Oh well… Hope your Valentine’s Day was great too! 🙂

      1. Tracy Lee Karner

        Oh, but you are so young! You have plenty of time to explore the “few” places on earth you haven’t yet seen, most of which, I haven’t and never will see. Consider yourself very blessed. 🙂

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