Come spend your vacation in the beautiful fields of Madagascar, they said. It will soothe your soul, they said. That's what I imagine Michele Martinelli—the author of this photo featured by National Geographic's Your Shot—thought when millions of locust took to the skies with a deafening bone-chilling buzz.

A dense swarm of locusts obscures a view of fields in Madagascar. Most destructive in sustenance farming regions of Africa, locust swarms devastate crops and can cause major agricultural damage, as well as famine and starvation.

Kill them all.


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