I’m just going to put this out there. I love this image.
There are times when I process images after being on a trip somewhere and find that one image which justifies the trip for me from a photographic angle. This is that image, so far, from my time in Japan.
I like how we seemingly interrupt this macaque as we stumble upon this scene; he raises his head for a moment in nervous curiosity, deciding whether to take flight or carry on drinking.
Of course the reality is much different and there were people all around me as I took this image, I was simply able to use the full focal length of my 70-200mm to isolate this particular monkey at this particular time.
I can’t be sure why this little guy took that particular moment to stop drinking and look directly at me, but I can be for it.