Snub-nosed monkeys are a group of Old World monkeys. They live in Asia, with a range covering southern China.
These monkeys get their name from the short, stump of a nose on their round face, with nostrils arranged forward. They grow to a length of 51 to 83 cm with a tail of 55 to 97 cm.
Not yet two, a golden snub-nosed monkey perches in a highland forest in China’s Zhouzhi National Nature Reserve.
Family members huddle on a slope in central China, where freezing temperatures hang on for weeks and snow cover persists through March. Few monkeys endure a harsher clime.
Monkeys on the move navigate rocks and rivers with grace—though the photographer saw a few slip and slide on icy ground.
They spend the majority of their life in the trees.