The Japanese macaque, or snow monkey is the northernmost-living nonhuman primate. It is found on three of the four main Japanese islands:Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. The northernmost populations live on the Shimokita Peninsula, the northernmost point of Honshu. Several of Japan’s smaller islands are also inhabited by macaques.
The macaque has other unusual behaviours, including bathing together in hot springs and rolling snowballs for fun. Also, in recent studies, the Japanese macaque has been found to develop different accents, like humans.
Nikon D4; AF-S NIKKOR 70–200mm f/2.8G ED VRII lens at 200mm; 1/320 sec at f8; ISO 1000.