It's quite interesting to see how these japanese snow monkeys face biting snowy winters. Living in the deep woods they come out to bathe in the natural hot water springs to keep their bodies warm. This shot was taken near a hot water spring, the family is cuddled together to keep themselves warm and the parents are extra careful to keep the younger one completely isolated from the chilling wind.
Asian Openbill Stork
Indian rose-ringed (ring-necked) Parakeet. Female parakeets lack the neck ring
Jigokudani yaenkoen, Japan
The Green Bee-eater
by the canyon