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Snow monkeys - known as the Japanese macaque - are a terrestrial Old World monkey species native to Japan that are utterly stunning and inspiring. And photographer Ron Gessel is someone who has captured their true beauty.
No primate, with the exception of humans, is more northern-living, nor lives in a colder climate than these creatures. Here are some of them, bathing in hot springs near Nagano, Japan. With their human traits and their beautiful, soulful eyes.