15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An elephant with a very large itch to scratch

Amboseli National Park, Kenya, September 24, 2017--A herd of about 14 elephants were passing by a very large termite mound. This adult spotted it, and decided it would make for an excellent scratching post. I was completely amazed by the structural integrity of the termite mound!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kajiado County, Kenya
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Sarah Kauder