Photo of the Day

a herd of elephants in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
October 10, 2012

Red Elephants, Kenya

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

The "red elephants" of Kenya's Tsavo East National Park owe their color to the red soil, which they roll in as a dirt bath. Across Africa, sustained poaching of bulls and large females makes orphans of the young and distorts the gene pool in favor of weaker, smaller animals.

See more pictures from the October 2012 feature story "Blood Ivory."

Watch a video about the problem of ivory trafficking »

Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic

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