Snow monkeys by Masashi Mochida

The elder sister and younger brother

Masashi Mochida is an amateur photographer based in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. He took a series of shots on the life of snow monkeys living in Jigokudani Monkey Park, Yamanouchi, Nagano Prefecture. Snow monkey is the one which lives in the north most in the world.

In 2010, Masashi won Windland Smith Rice International Awards and was selected as one of the Highly Honored Photographers. In April, 2011, his photo was displayed in exhibition of Nature’ Best Photography at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Sister and younger brother


Popular child

Three naughty boys


Synchronized swimming

Snowy mother and baby

Snow monkey

Snow child

Playing with a snow ball

Mother and baby


Good friend


Funny pose

Flying monkey

Childish games in the hot spring

Childish games

Beautiful eyes



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