Three monkeys relax and groom each other in a hot spring while snow falls around them. The animals appear very content sat in the warm water as the air outside the pools drops to almost -10 degrees Celsius.

The endearing pictures were captured in the Joshinetsu Kogen National park in Japan, which is famous for its large population of wild Japanese macaques, more commonly known as snow monkeys, that go to the valley during the winter.