WPY 2016

Photograph Details

Finalist 2016

Special Award: People's Choice

Thomas Kokta, Germany

Monkey ball

Cold temperatures on Shodoshima Island, Japan, sometimes lead to monkey balls, where a group of five or more snow monkeys huddle together to keep warm. Thomas observed a large group exhibiting this behaviour close to a tree, giving him the vantage point he needed. A few days and a tree climb later he got the image he desired.

Technical specification

Nikon D810; Sigma 35mm f1.4 lens; 1/80 sec at f11; ISO 1600.

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