Our Wildlife Photo Contest, now in its second year, received nearly 1,000 entries showcasing the behaviors and habitats of wildlife around the world. The winners will be announced soon.
Check out this slideshow of the 25 finalists.
This image was taken at the Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Nagano prefecture, Japan in early February 2020. The opportunity to see these beautiful primates, who descend from the mountains in the winter to bathe in the hot water mineral pools, was really what motivated me to pursue a photo tour to Japan. My hands were freezing and my fingers could barely manipulate the camera controls but this handsome fellow’s earnest, intelligent gaze invited an imaginary conversation!