Photo of the Day

January 16, 2018

The Rescue

Your Shot photographer Freya Dowson tells us that this elephant calf has already beat the odds. "At only a few days old," she says, "this young elephant calf survived: days stuck in the mud of the Tana Delta, eventual abandonment by her family due to extreme drought conditions, discovery by the local community, transport on the back of a motorcycle, and a flight from the Delta in the back of a two-seater Super Cub. She was kept alive overnight on the cool tiles of the pilot’s bathroom floor until The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust arrived on the Kenyan coast to rescue her." 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 Dowson, National Geographic Your Shot

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