19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Elephant Spray

To counteract the damaging rays of the sun, elephants throw sand on themselves. Adult elephants will also douse youngsters with dust. When coming out of a bath in a river, elephants will often throw mud on themselves as a layer of protection as well. And when calves are sleeping.

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Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Kaziranga, India
Copyright: © Jayanta Guha