Eye to eye with a fellow primate? One of the residents of Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park in Japan.
A snow monkey emerges dripping wet from a onsen, or hot springs, in Japan.
the snow monkeys of Jigokudani, on the island of Honshu in Japan, make use of hot springs or onsens to escape the cold of winter.
Outdoor onsens or hot springs provide welcome relief from the winter cold for Japanese Macaque monkeys.
The monkeys pictured here were part of a troop numbering probably 40 to 50 individuals and included quite a few very young ones.
snow monkeys, more correctly macaque monkeys. For several years people have enticed the monkeys to come to the edge of a forest by scattering loose corn for them.