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Elephants Dusting

Elephants Dusting

A matriarch, and another female behind her, dusting themselves after bathing.The youngster beneath her abdomen seems not to be enjoying the event. Elephants can suck up a large amount of dust in their trunk, enabling them to blow out a dense cloud. Note the billow coming out of the front one's trunk. They do this to help relieve themselves of insects that like to crawl into the cracks in their skin. [Chobe NP, Botswana].