Elephant has dust bath by Nilesh Shah (6 images)

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SPA TIME - A baby elephant cuddles up to its mother as she lays on the ground and is treated to a dust shower on a hot day after grazing the planes of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The pictures were taken by cotton trader Nilesh Shah.

The 43 year old said “After colossal grazing these elephants found a soft sandy spot, which provided a moment of respite on a hot day. They sprinkle dust on themselves and over others, as it keeps the heat and pests both at bay.”more »
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