Photo of the Day

August 26, 2017

Eye of the Elephant

This close-up photograph shows off an elephant's eye, and the long eyelashes that protect it from sand and debris. Elephants have decent eyesight, but their large ears prevent them from being able to see much of what's behind them. 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 Vasanth Selvaraj, National Geographic Your Shot

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