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Love was in the air for these captivating White-naped Cranes. This species breeds mostly in Mongolia, China, and Russia, but there is a record of breeding from Hokkaido, Japan (1985), where our tour found this flock. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
"Watching Snow Monkeys as fresh flakes fell all around us was magical," wrote one participant. Known also as Japanese Macaque, or simply the local name of "saru," these primates are endemic to Japan and live in matrilineal societies. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.
Red-crowned Cranes are the epitome of elegance and grace, and the Winter Japan tour spends good time with this special bird. This species is resident on Hokkaido, but the populations that breed in northeastern China (and adjacent areas) winter in Korea and around Jiangsu, China. Photo by participant Becky Hansen.