Sometimes you just need a hot bath to take the edge off. In Japan's Jigokudani Monkey Park, a group of Japanese Macaques do just that. For four months a year, snow is on the ground, and the snow monkeys stay warm in natural hot springs. That's pretty much the whole story here, folks: monkeys taking hot baths, grooming each other, falling asleep.
So, tonight, just sit back and stare at these monkeys having a great time. Warning: extremely adorable and weirdly soothing.
Grooming In Extreme HD
Shot with a RED ONE camera, this one looks amazing in HD fullscreen.
Nearly eight minutes of extremely slow, meditative monkey business.
Excerpt from "Baraka"
This is the first time I saw these guys -- from the excellent documentary Baraka.
Sleepy Snow Monkeys
These guys don't even care. They hardly notice they're even on camera. Too busy doin' nothin'.
In a Snow Storm
Despite wind and snow, these monkeys are keeping their cool warm.
Explanation By the BBC
This BBC Worldwide clip explains how the monkeys-only hot springs came to be. Warning: video contains humans!
(Via The Kid Should See This.)