Photo of the Day

A man leading his camels through the desert in Mali
February 11, 2012

Caravanner and Camels, Mali

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

A caravanner of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent leads his camels in Mali. His Tuareg uncles taught him which plants can cure—or kill—his animals and how to navigate by the color, texture, and taste of sand.

See more pictures from the September 2011 feature story "Lost Lords of the Sahara."

See more pictures of animals »

Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history