I’d always dreamed of photographing snow monkeys (Japanese Macaques), but they aren’t easy to reach. They live in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture, which is about a four hour journey from Tokyo. After several trains and a short taxi ride, we were dropped off at a trailhead. The taxi driver mimed “monkey” and pointed into the forest. There were a few forks in the icy mountain path, and the signage was in Japanese, but we eventually made it to the only place in the world where monkeys bathe in natural hot springs.
All collectors of a Yuki Saru edition will be airdropped an Arigato Saru edition featuring a very special image captured 34 minutes after this one. So basically two NFTs for the price of one, with a little mystery to keep things interesting.
Additionally, when all 20 editions are collected, I will donate 20% of the proceeds to WWF Japan to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
Jennifer Martin is a multi-genre American-Australian photographer. She’s been “doing photography” for as long as she can remember, but only started calling herself a photographer a few years ago. Crypto art blends her two passions of photography and emerging technology and aligns with her minimalist lifestyle.
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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