Photo of the Day

October 9, 2017

Dust Bath

In Botswana's Chobe National Park, an elephant gives itself a dust bath. Using its trunk to spray dirt over its body helps keep the skin healthy and parasites at bay. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Nick Dale, National Geographic Your Shot

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