When people want to prove they have been to exotic places, a camel photo always seems to appear, so display yours here!
Love the topic!
No doubt the camel is the incarnation of the western notion of the exotic!
Here are a couple I've got from our trip to Egypt & Jordan
bit of a rubbish photo though!
Australian outback wandering free.
Riding a camel in Dubai. Can't see the camel very well. Hazards of asking others to take your photos. Not their fault they are not used to our camera.
i don't have any camel photos. tried to ride one when i was younger, and i screamed and scared the camel 😊) but i just want to say what a wonderful camel photo collection we have here! thanks for starting this, shane.
Interesting travel psychology Mr. TravelCamel! I didn't know Camels caused random human paparazzi tendencies. I went back in my photos and it looks like I got caught up in it too!
Gotta love the camel.
The obligatory Camel trek last June into the Sahara in Morocco. One thing I've learned about the camel ride is that it's soooo exciting when I first get on but after a couple of hours, the boney bits on me that connect with the boney bits on the camel make the novelty wear off very quickly. I remember a 3 day camel safari through the Rajasthani Desert in India in 1996. By the end, we all had these weird sores on our butts. ha ha
Ashgabat camel market and camel feet in Mauritania.
I’m not really a fan of riding camels myself...but looking at this, and then outside my window at snowy Alberta, I think I'm ready to jump aboard!
Understandably, I am quite enamoured of the cantankerous camel, and I've ridden them in a few countries now. I prefer riding camels to horses, but not as much as riding elephants.
Agree with The Dangling Carrot's post about that when bony bits of the camel meet the rider's bony bits makes travel difficult, but the Bedouin in the photo here taught me to shift weight from one cheek for a time (with the other cheek raised by crossing the leg at right angles - if you know what I mean) and then to the other when the first position became painful. It did help somewhat, but still have not mastered the art of camel riding.
About time to add some camel photos of my own to this ever growing list.
I've exhausted my Camel resources and can no longer procrastinate on this topic whilst i should be writing my thesis!
Heres some Mongolian camels for the mix. These guys live in the Gobi desert so get snow as well as sun! I found it very odd to see camels emerging from a snow storm, but maybe that shows how narrow minded my camel knowledge is! The second camel was owned by an old nomad who makes his living finding dinosaur skulls in the desert.
Its so true. I also found a couple of camel snaps and I don't really enjoy riding camels but hope to add an elephant riding picture to my blog soon 😊
Not sure if I will manage to embed the pics but lets try:
Here is a couple from my trip to Egypt a few months ago when things were much more stable
Camel Racing in Charleville, Queensland.