In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David on August 4, 2012.

The White House has released a photo of US president Barack Obama firing a shotgun, looking to put to rest scepticism over his recent comments to a US magazine that he went skeet shooting "all the time."

The photo, which was published on the White House's official Flickr account on Friday, shows the president skeet shooting at a range at his Camp David residence.

Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington DC.