2018 Japan Winter Wildlife Photography Tour #1 Travelogue #1 (Podcast 608)

Today we start a travelogue series to walk you through the first of my two Japan Winter Wildlife photography tours, during which we visit the snow monkeys in Nagano for three days before traveling up to Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan for a further nine days of majestic winter...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Neil
    Posted at 02:02h, 19 February Reply

    great podcast as usual … excellent description of photo creation and experience. Thank you.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:34h, 04 March Reply

      Hi Neil,

      Sorry for the late reply. I’ve just got back from the second wildlife tour. Last tour of this winter season!

      Thanks for the kind words. I’m pleased you enjoyed this.


  • Brandon Harris
    Posted at 20:15h, 23 February Reply

    The level of photography is incredible an indeed and my personal favorite would be Crossing Cranes. I wonder, how long you must have waited to take the shot. I have no words to describe how beautiful it is.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:36h, 04 March Reply

      Thanks so much Brandon!

      That is something I keep an eye out for, but there are often too many cranes in the foreground and/or background to make it work. For the first time, possibly ever, they did this for me with no other cranes over the main two!

      I’m really pleased you like it.


  • Joshua Kuhn
    Posted at 17:45h, 06 March Reply

    That last photo of the snow monkeys is fantastic. I am pretty sure it is my favorite of all your snow monkey photos. I was immediately drawn to the young one’s big eyes, but that led me to the middle monkey’s face. Its face looks so tired, relaxed, and soothed all at the same time.
    For some reason the middle one looks male to me, but I know nothing of the species. Is there a way to sex them by facial features?

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:53h, 06 March Reply

      Thanks, Josh!

      I’m really pleased you like that one. I certainly agree that it’s one of my best, if not my best snow monkey shot. There’s something about it that grabs me too.

      The one in the middle looks male to me too, and so does the one on the right. I’m not aware of a way to tell by their faces, but often they just look slightly more masculine.

      Thanks for taking the time to post!


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