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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Armed Mammal

The word "armed" describing the elephant is not only depicting its sharp, tusks, but also its trunk. Probably the most invaluable limb for the majestic tusker, it uses the trunk for its day to day life: from basic needs such as quenching its thirst, mud-water bathing to complex situations when dousing fires, rescue operations, using as a snorkel, and as a smell detector, which can sniff things out from miles away. The elephant's trunk is a nature's marvel, unparalleled to any human creations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Yala, Sri Lanka
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Senthi Aathavan Senthilverl