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Mothers Warmth - Snow Monkey Japan  The Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) is a monkey species native to northern Japan, and is the most northern-living non-human primate, surviving winter temperatures of below -15 °C.  They have brown-gray fur, a red face, hands and bottom, and a short tail - and often seem remarkably human like, as they sit bathing in hot minerals springs.  Geotagged,Japan,Japanese macaque,Macaca fuscata,snow monkey Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Mothers Warmth - Snow Monkey Japan

The Japanese Macaque (Macaca fuscata) is a monkey species native to northern Japan, and is the most northern-living non-human primate, surviving winter temperatures of below -15 °C. They have brown-gray fur, a red face, hands and bottom, and a short tail - and often seem remarkably human like, as they sit bathing in hot minerals springs.

    comments (8)

  1. I am actually without words. That's a compliment. Posted 6 years ago
  2. It also warms me greatly reading about your charity donations on your web site. Well done! Posted 6 years ago
  3. This is a really beautiful picture you shot, I am astonished!
    I love it
    Posted 6 years ago
  4. Very impressive !! Posted 6 years ago
  5. This photo is epic, brilliant, touching, all of it at once. I remember seeing this monkey on BBC's life documentary and kept thinking how I wanted it on JungleDragon. And you did it, in the best way possible. Thank you.

    On a little side note, in the serie I learned that these monkeys run a very polarized society: the elite is allowed to bath in the hot water whilst the rest is freezing to death on the edge.
    Posted 6 years ago
  6. Thanks everyone! A wonderful moment to be able to capture - although it was a freezing blizzard! Posted 6 years ago
  7. Really love this one. Posted 6 years ago
  8. Wonderful wild-life shot, getting cold by seeing them like this brrrr Posted 6 years ago

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The Japanese macaque , historically known as ''saru'' , but now known as ''Nihonzaru'' to distinguish it from other primates, is a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan. It is also sometimes known as the snow monkey because it lives in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year — no primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate. Individuals have brown-grey fur, red faces, and short tails. There are two subspecies.

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Ludo Sak
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Uploaded Apr 10, 2012. Captured Dec 25, 2008 09:58 in Midoricho Tsuruga, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture 380-8512, Japan.
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
  • f/3.2
  • 1/200s
  • ISO250
  • 35mm