Runner up in The Telegraph ‘Big Picture’ photo competition

The Telegraph run a weekly travel photography competition called the Big Picture. I decided to enter one of my monkey moments– taken at the Jigokudani monkey park in Nagano, Japan. I was pleasantly surprised with a runners up position! See it on the Telegraphy website here.

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See some more monkey moments.

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Comments 121

  1. Holly June 12, 2012

    Congratulations on getting freshly pressed and on winning the competition! Some people assumes good photos must be easy to take, but I suck at photography and know for a fact that good photos are hard, especially of animals, so well done! πŸ™‚

  2. Kenda June 12, 2012

    That is the cutest monkey! To bad I’ve seen the crafty buggers up close and know not to get near them. They are cute though! He looks like he is planning mischief! Congratulations!

    • winegums June 24, 2012

      Thanks! The winner was pretty good but, without being too modest, I felt as though mine maybe could habe won. I mean the Northern lights are pretty, but do they have big soulful eyes and a punk hair do?

    • winegums June 24, 2012

      Thank you so much! I was pretty pleased, I didn’t know freshly pressed was such a big deal! I had a few sake’s. I had one too many of them one time and I find them hard to drink now haha

    • winegums June 24, 2012

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚ There is just so much humanity in his eyes, plus he has a spiky hair do haha. He was a pretty good muse, it was hard to take a bad photo πŸ™‚

  3. Jessica June 12, 2012

    Congratulations! I actually liked your shot better than the winning one, though both are beautiful. I love the detail and expression you captured in the monkey’s eyes.

  4. hannah meiklejohn June 13, 2012

    Well done! The picture is amazing. I was short listed in 2010 for the big picture competition in 2010. I tried again recently but didn’t get through, which only makes my previous success more valuable. Great blog!

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