Photo of the Day

July 17, 2018

Sandy Sunscreen

A male elephant seal flips sand up onto his back while resting at California's Point Reyes National Seashore. Sand acts as a sunscreen, keeping the seals cool while napping on land. 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 Jennifer Rogers, National Geographic Your Shot

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