I'm sure it's cheating, but I had to take the coffee out of this one as it just didn't seem to do justice to the peace and grace of the Nozawa snow monkeys.

For reference, the coffee was one of those vending machine numbers you find throughout Japan. Not at all memorable but great for warming the hands after being out in the cold.

There are few words needed to describe this incredible experience. I think the images alone are enough.

100cupscoffee.com
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Shot on: Canon 5d mk2 with 50mm lens
Music: Music from the movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

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