WPY 2016

Photograph Details

Finalist 2016

Special Award: People's Choice

Alain Mafart Renodier, France

A mother’s hand

Alain was on a wintertime visit to Japan’s Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park when he took this poignant photograph of a sleeping baby Japanese macaque, its mother’s hand covering its head protectively.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 70–200mm f2.8 lens; 1/1250 sec at f2.8; ISO 1600.

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