Our book review of Snow Monkeys: Wildlife Monographs in Paperback by Heather Angel

Title: Snow Monkeys: Wildlife Monographs

Author: Heather Angel

ISBN:  1901268373

Publisher: Evans Mitchell Books

Edition: Paperback

RRP: £9.99

Dimensions: 96 pages, 25.4 x 20.6 x 1.2 cm

Following on from her well-received books on pandas and native Chinese wildlife, renowned nature photographer Heather Angel has turned her attention towards Japan’s indigenous monkey population for her latest book.

As Japan’s sole species of monkey, the snow macaque lives in the Japanese Alps, where snow covers the ground for much of the year. With its distinctive red face and fluffy light brown fur the snow macaque certainly lends itself well to photography, with the baby macaques in particular able to generate their fair share of ‘ooohs’ and ‘ahhs’.

Angel’s wildlife photography is up to its usual high standards throughout the book, and captures the full range of behavioural traits, moods and expressions common to her subjects. Her images are enhanced by informative captions and running text that add extra context and information to the pictures. As a concise introduction to Japan’s monkey population, this is hard to beat

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