Photo of the Day

February 16, 2018

Dust Bath

In South Africa's Madikwe Game Reserve, an elephant uses its trunk to create a dust shower. Elephants use dust to protect their skin from bug bites and the sun's harsh rays. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Dave Marshak, National Geographic Your Shot

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