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a mammoth tusk hunter in Siberia
March 30, 2013

Mammoth Tusk Hunter, Siberia

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features Siberian hunter Slava Dolbaev uses a spear to dig out a corkscrewed mammoth tusk from a coastal ice cliff. Prying loose a single tusk can take hours, even days. Tusk hunters often leave colored beads or silver jewelry as offerings to local spirits. See more pictures from the April 2013 feature story "Of Mammoths and Men." Go behind the lens with Evgenia Arbugaeva » Explore 125 years of National Geographic »
Photograph by Evgenia Arbugaeva, National Geographic

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