Elephant giving itself dust bath on hillside


An elephant is throwing dust over itself with its trunk on a bare earth slope with trees in the background under a blue sky. It has mud stains on its trunk, and the dust is exploding in a cloud against its wrinkled grey skin. Shot with a Nikon D810 in Chobe National Park in Botswana in April 2016.
ISO 140, 85mm, f/8, 1/500

This image was National Geographic’s Photo of the Day on 9 October 2017 and runner-up in The Daily Telegraph’s weekly Big Picture competition.

Artist: Nick Dale

Product Reference No: A-155871

Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 135 x 6 x 97 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)