February 11, 2012
Caravanner and Camels, Mali
Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures
A caravanner of mixed Tuareg and Arab descent leads his camels in Mali. His Tuareg uncles taught him which plants can cure—or kill—his animals and how to navigate by the color, texture, and taste of sand.
See more pictures from the September 2011 feature story "Lost Lords of the Sahara."
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