Photo of the Day 11 May 2008

Mother Camel and Baby, Sahara, Chad, 1999
Photograph by George Steinmetz

A young dromedary camel peeks underneath its mother as she casually drinks in the Guelta Archeï, a steep canyon in the Chadian Sahara. But camels beware. These isolated waters hold a zoological surprise: Algae, fertilized by camel droppings, are eaten by fish that are preyed upon by a group of crocodiles.