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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Weathering the Storm

A family of Japanese macaques huddles together to stay warm during a snow storm in Yamanouchi, Japan. These macaques are the nothernmost non-human primates and congregate near hot springs in attempt to bathe and warm up. Family groups are thought to exhibit dominance over each other by disallowing entrance to the hot springs for "inferior" monkeys.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Jack Knoll