Photo of the Day

December 24, 2016

Soothing Soak

A Japanese macaque, commonly known as a snow monkey, seems meditative while being groomed. Snow monkeys live farther north than any other nonhuman primate, and very much like humans who live in colder climes, these inhabitants of the Japanese highlands enjoy a dip in natural hot springs to warm winter-weary limbs. 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 Kitagawa Rikizo, National Geographic Your Shot

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