12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Japanese macaque climbing out of a geothermal spring

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 monkey had just finished taking a dip and was climbing out of the pool when I got this shot.

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