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Ships of the Desert


 Although they are usually placid and gentle, camels have a reputation for being cranky and hard to get on with, and they’ve been known to spit when they’re unhappy. I was certain this one was going to take a bite out of my leg at any time.

Camels are very large and very bony, but also very resilient. They are able to travel long distances and carry heavy loads. These ones seemed happy to carry tourists up and down the dunes hour after hour.

Camels usually have one calf at a time and mother and child will stay together for up to five years.  This newborn was keeping close to his mother’s side.

                                                                                                                                                                  But this camel had the best deal – a free ride and a great view… and loving it!