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Mammoth Tusk Hunter, Siberia

March 30, 2013 |

Photo of the Day


Photograph by Evgenia Arbugaeva, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Siberian hunter Slava Dolbaev uses a spear to dig out a corkscrewed mammoth tusk from a coastal ice cliff. Prying loose a single tusk can take hours, even days. Tusk hunters often leave colored beads or silver jewelry as offerings to local spirits.

See more pictures from the April 2013 feature story “Of Mammoths and Men.”