Young Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) / Snow monkey, Joshin-etsu National Park, Honshu, Japan by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Young Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) / Snow monkey, Joshin-etsu National Park, Honshu, Japan

The Japanese macaque 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.

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Uploaded 24 April, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

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