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Macaca Fuscata Illuminata
In an effort to create more original images of the often photographed Japanese macaque, I decided to experiment with a technique that macro photographers use all the time, but which is very uncommon in mammal photography: off-camera flash.
Here's one where I used off-camera flash in an unconventional way. I positioned the flash behind the subject to emphasize the steam rising from the water's surface.
This image is part of a series of four snow monkey images that won me the overall title 'International Nature Photographer Of The Year' at the International Photography Awards.