Snow Monkeys of Japan Proofsheet

A Photo Gallery By Peter Shepherd

A 12 image Gallery of the Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani hotspring in Nagano, Japan, or as more commonly known as the Snow Monkey Park. The Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) is also known world wide as the snow monkey and is a terrestrial Old World monkey species that is native to Japan. Their name comes from the fact they live in areas where snow covers the ground for several months each year and no other nonhuman primate is more northern-living, or can survive in a colder climate.

Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan


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Photo 1. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - without getting immersed in the pond this monkey takes a drink from the shallow central section.

Photo 2. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - a juvenile watches the photographers.

Photo 3. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - starting to nod off due to the warmth of the rock around the pond.

Photo 4. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - time for a little bit of personal grooming

Photo 5. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - starting the grooming by the mate during mating season.

Photo 6. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - further grooming by the mate during mating season.

Photo 7. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - completing the grooming by the mate during mating season.

Photo 8. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - grooming over.

Photo 9. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - mating disturbed by a commotion in the group.

Photo 10. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - a mother and juvenile seek safety from a nearby commotion.

Photo 11. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - a juvenile looking closely at his digits.

Photo 12. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (Jigokudani Yaen Koen) offers visitors the unique experience of seeing wild monkeys bathing in a natural hot spring. The park is inhabited by Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata), which are also known as Snow Monkeys - a quiet drink from the center of the pond disturbed.