Photo of the Day

March 13, 2018

Beauty Treatment

A Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, performs a grooming routine on another in a natural hot spring in Jigokudani, Japan. Macaques groom each other to rid the fur of bugs and dead skin, and to promote social bonding. Doing so in the hot spring has the added benefit of keeping them warm in winter. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by frank sparano, National Geographic Your Shot

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