Each day a different image from the world of firearms. We call this POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, and it is our daily article series where we go to great lengths trying to find the most interesting pictures for you out there. Today we have a French Marine Commando sniper supporting Operation Barkhane in West Africa as part of the European Task Force Takuba. This multinational effort aids local forces of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad in combating terrorist threats in the region.
There’s a lot of contrast in this environment. 100% hard sun or shadows. I wonder what kind of dangerous snakes and insects the desert hides? Here we have a French Marine Commando with his suppressed Accuracy International trying to blend in behind the little shade that exists. I wonder how much water they have to carry?