March 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Picture of the Day: Elephant Dust Bath

by twistedsifter






Taken at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, this incredible photograph by Nick Brandt (courtesy of ATLAS Gallery London) shows an elephant using its trunk to apply dust to its body. Elephants give themselves dust baths for two major reasons.

1. It helps repel the sun and cools them down
2. It adds an additional layer of protection against insects

This is one of the many amazing photos that will be on display at the inaugural edition of Photo Shanghai that will run from September 5 – 7, 2014 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The fair will be directed by Alexander Montague-Sparey (previously Director, Head of Photograph Department, Christie’s London).

For those wishing to showcase at Photo Shanghai, applications are now open. The final deadline is 31 March 2014. See here for application info.

Photo Shanghai is the first international Art Fair dedicated to photography in Asia-Pacific, offering collectors of all levels and interests a unique opportunity in China to explore the most prestigious galleries from around the world which specialise in photography.



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