Snow Monkeys in Japan
This photo just proves the point that you always focus on the eyes.
If your subject has eyes make sure you focus on them first. As seen here in "Snow Monkeys" by Kiyo Photography the viewer is drawn in first by the eyes.
I like the switch to B&W on this shot. It helps to set create great mood and mystery. The monkeys in the background and even the hill and snow cause you to search for more in this shot.