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Snow monkey in Yudanaka, Nagano. The Snow Monkeys hang out in a hot spring (温泉) to fend off the cold. Because so many people come to this place, the monkeys are generally accustomed to the presence of humans (wielding cameras) and let you get very close. However, they are wild animals and they can come and go as they please. There are no fences or cages to keep them in the area. Only the warmth of the hot spring keeps them here.
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Anoya Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Photographer
I've featured your work here in this article: APN Suggestion Saturday #38! All these features have been suggested to me as a DD when I was still a CV :heart:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much for including my photo!! :D
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner 1 hour ago   Photographer
It's my pleasure! :la:
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:iconthepixelworks:
thepixelworks Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015   Photographer
My precious....

A great photo though!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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:iconthepixelworks:
thepixelworks Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   Photographer
You're welcome!
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katiriot Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Your photo will be presented on my animal blog here: animaladdiction.tumblr.com/
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconice1882:
ice1882 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the expression of the monkey.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
He's very contemplative. :D
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Gibbonius Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Writer
Really good shot!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconpierre-lagarde:
Pierre-Lagarde Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
:love::love::D
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Just lovely!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
really well captured! Amazing that you could shoot from this short distance!
I think this deserves a DD...! 
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :D It was amazed too. My friends took me to the park and I thought there would be a large separation from the monkeys like in a usual zoo, but nope! :D
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're most welcome! :)
Lucky You!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute work. :aww:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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Aki-no-Mesiko Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Ahw they are so cute. I love them! amazing photo !! Love 
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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:iconmouselemur:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks very intense, really amazing :wow:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
It was quite an experience! :D
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Riana-art Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Aww, thats soo cute :), I have always loved the pictures from the japanese snow monkeys! It must be great to observe them in reality. In salem there is something a bit similar (a conservation centre for endangered monkeys), but its less spectacular since no bathing is involved :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
It was surreal being so close to them. They literally walk right past you like oblivious house cats. :D
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ExitMothership Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh this great, I've always loved these monkeys.
Is it right that only a few tribes do this? I've heard something like that.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
I believe so. Definitely not all monkeys in Japan have access to hot springs. The monkeys live all over the place, but the springs are rare.
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ExitMothership Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, thanks for the answer. :)
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Wildhells Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Awesome!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:iconodkkoma:
odkKoma Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank you for my new wallpaper!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
No problem! Would you like a larger version? :D
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:iconodkkoma:
odkKoma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Absolutely yes!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Okay, I re-uploaded it at a larger size. Enjoy! :D
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:iconodkkoma:
odkKoma Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thank you so much!
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:iconvaniation:
vaniation Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Interface Designer
so cute :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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kevinsheppard Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
fantastic image....
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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Araschon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The monkey's expression, actions, all are shown through this one picture. The angle and focus are so well done, I don't know what to say.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! :D
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ImJustDEO Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome capture. Next time that I'm in Japan, I'll make sure to venture to the areas outside of my usual Tokyo and Kyoto/Osaka.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I highly recommend exploring this country. It has so much to offer! :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Monkeys <3 So cute
I wanna go to a hot spring lol
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
:D
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