There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good old dirt bath on a hot day and this elephant is making the best of it.

Dusty Elephant

Many animals coat themselves with dirt or gravel as a form of sunscreen or to keep biting insects at bay. On the whole I prefer SPF-30 and insect repellent.

Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

Image via National Geographic 2012 Photo Contest and Daily Record

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