Collection by Bruna
These Japanese Macaques descend into the valley during winter days to bathe in the hot spring pools.
They are also referred to as ‘Snow Monkeys” and can be found at Jigokudani Hot springs which is located in a very small village called Jigokudani, meaning “Hell’s Valley” due to the steam & boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground. I had the privilege to photograph them. It was always on my wish list, my dream became a reality - I feel honored.