Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lonely beauties

I saw these artiodactly ungulates at old Al Ain livestock market when I was wandering around the city at around 07:30AM of New Year's day. These dromedary camels were resting in a truck while the owner was asking for the directions going to the new Al in livestock market. They looked so sad, maybe because they were "thinking" that they will be slaughtered on that day. I snapped this photo from afar with 300mm SIGMA lens.
Posted for Camera Critters hosted by Misty Dawn.
Word of the day: jamal is the Arabic word for camel. Salaam!

14 comments:

  1. so bad we don't have animals of this kind in the Phils... lovely creatures..

    Camera Critters here

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  2. wow, up close with the camels.
    beautiful!
    ps: just curious, do they smell or di naman? ^0^

    pps: glad you n hubby like the fotos i've posted.^-^
    and yes, i did enjoy japan,
    it will be nice to re-visit tokyo and osaka again.

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  3. So so close you got!!! Did they spit on you? I've been up close like this to camels and they can spit...far.

    Sorry, I'm feeling a little bit crabby today...stop by and see why?!! LOL

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  4. My wife ADORES camels. We often drive out in the country away from Dallas to see two who live on a farm. Thanks for this cool capture!

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  5. They look quite handsome. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Am I the only one who noticed you said "slaughtered"? Do you mean people eat camels?
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. May time and life treat them kind.

    Please have you all a good Sunday.


    daily athens

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  8. @all,
    Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I'll try to return your visits.

    @arabesque,
    they smell like a horse ;)

    @Anni,
    good thing that they didn't spit and by the way I snapped this photo with 300mm lens, I was sitting inside the car.

    @Kay,
    yes,some of the locals do eat camel meat :(

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  9. I love, love those animals.
    I was able to take a photo of them and post it.

    Great shot, Misalyn.

    Have a great week ahead!
    Betty

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  10. And their names are "chocolate" and "carmel."

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  11. really tall and lonely beauties waiting for the loves of their lives. haha! here is my entry:
    http://culturemedley.com/2011/01/14/amazing-work-of-art/

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