The crow made me twist my ankle. The raven got me soaked in the rain. And the monkeys? The monkeys entailed a bit of a hike through a chilly mountainous Japanese forest, not to mention having to speak my broken Nihongo. Oh, and a flight across the ocean. The best part of wildlife photography is a bit of an adventure it brings, and bruises are simply part of the package! 

Most of these images were shot in the American Rocky Mountains, Japan, and Russia.