Japan: Winter Wildlife Safari 2013: Day 5

After a (very) quick trip on the famous bullet train, we made our way to photograph some of the smartest monkeys cold weather has seen.  This famous troop of monkeys have worked out the easy way to see out the cold of winter – by taking a hot bath!  There is a natural hot spring that runs through the reserve, and every morning, these monkeys make their way up to the spring, and climb in for a bit of rest and relaxation. The spin of of this behaviour, is some very cool photographic opportunities!

Major sightings of the day:

  • Snow monkeys