A group of Japanese macaques in the Shirakami Sanchi, natural world heritage site in Aomori prefecture. Also commonly known as Japanese monkeys or snow monkeys, these monkeys are adapted to surviving harsh winters and are in fact the most northern dwelling non-human primates in the world.
Forests and mountainous areas. These macaques live in one of the northern most habitats for their species.
Note the presence of dermal melanocytosis or "Mongolian blue spots" on the belly and chest of the young macaque being groomed.