Friday, January 16, 2009

Annual Camel Festival

 
Welcome to another mini-series of photographs. This time it’s from the recent 9-day annual Camel Festival in Zayed City in the Western Region (some 200 km from Abu Dhabi). Events included a camel beauty pageant, camel racing, camel auction, date contest, photographic competition, plus a handicrafts village. There were considerable prizes on offer ranging from cars to big money. Some 24,000 camels showed up for the event along with me and my camera.

3 comments:

sixstars January 17, 2009 at 6:44 AM  

Just when you think youve seen it all. 24000 Camels? And a camel beauty contest? The world is a big place after all.

Sharon January 17, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

Great photo! Looks like a calendar shot! I can't wait to see more. These animals have such interesting faces.

Babooshka January 18, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

How many camels. That's amazing.

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