2011 Digital Set Subject, 'Power'

2011 Digital Set Subject, 'Power': Gold Medal
Evan McBride


Dispute by Evan McBride"Dispute was taken in the Jigokudani National Park at Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan and depicts a female Japanese Macaque or Snow Monkey as commonly called letting a rival know who is boss. Many photogaphers travel to this National Park to photograph the Macaques in the Hot Springs there and after my session with them at the Hot Pool decided to look for a different angle and headed up a mountain track to find some different subject matter. I came across some lovely baby Macaques and was just starting to frame them up when I heard a very loud racket behind me - turned around and saw this dispute going on and just managed to get the camera up for her second lunge before the other Macaque took off in fright. Nikon D3s, 70-200mm f2.8 @ f4.8, 1/500, ISO 400 "