Photo of the Day – Tribal Elder with Camels


National Geographic

January 13, 2008

Tribal Elder with Camels, Oman, 1992

Photograph by James Stanfield

A Bedouin tribal elder tends camels at nightfall in Sahamah, Oman. Arabian camels, also called dromedaries, have been domesticated for some 3,500 years. Valued as pack animals, they can carry large loads for up to 25 miles (40 kilometers) a day. They also have a number of special physical adaptations that help them thrive in desert conditions.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Oman,” May 1995, National Geographic magazine)

© National Geographic Society. All rights reserved.



~ by Stampfli & Turci on January 13, 2008.

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