30 June 2007

One Hump or Two?

'Come Ride My Camel - Cheap Price Just Today'

I took this picture of a camel on a beach in north Mombasa in Kenya, last month. They come down the beach, led by their owner or guardian, in search of tourists who wish to get a ride or a photograph near one of these 'ships of the desert'.

I think the fellow in this picture was either giving me a sales pitch or yelling at me for taking a picture before agreeing a price. I was about 50 meters away and I could sure smell the old dromedaryhairy from where I stood, so I decided to pass on the ride.

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