Photographs by Philippe Bourseiller
Texts by Takayo Soma
25cm x 29cm
Edition La Martinière Jeunesse
The hot springs and fumaroles of Yamanouchi, on the island of Honshu, Japan are known for their unusual tenant: Japanese macaques. Nearly 250 Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) take advantage of these hot baths in an area where it can snow four months a year. Through this book, the latest opus in the “Animal Portrait” collection, Philippe Bourseiller gives us a rare report on the daily life of a tribe of Snow Macaques. The reader will discover their way of drinking, eating or even delousing themselves as well as their morphology adapted to extreme cold. He will also learn a lot about their way of life and their relationship with their peers and of course with men.