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A wild mother Macaque (Snow Monkey) tends to her baby near the Onsens (hot springs) in the hills surrounding Yamanouchi Town.

You'll notice that this youngster has his feet all curled up off the ground. They have thick pads on their bums which I'm guessing is much more insulated then their feet.

Interesting fact: Japanese Snow Monkeys are the farthest northerly living primates in the world.

More information can be found here... Japanese Snow Monkeys.

I hope you like the shot,
- Dan

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