Photo of the Day

March 10, 2019

Mud Bath

A baby elephant enjoys a mud bath in the company of its herd. Elephants use mud like sunscreen, protecting their skin from the hot sun, while also experiencing a cooling relief as the water evaporates. 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 Kevin Dooley, National Geographic Your Shot

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