12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young Japanese macaque swims across a geothermal pool in the Japanese mountains

Japanese macaques in near the village of Yudanaka have developed a habit for hanging out and swimming in the natural geothermal pools high in the mountains. This young monkey was clearly still learning to swim and appeared to be struggling to cross the deeper sections of the pool.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Anthony Smith