Ready for my Closeup, Mr. DeMille

Above is a closeup profile shot of an adult Dromedary camel, native to dry desert areas like Saudi Arabia. Below is a portrait of a much younger camel. The main difference I can see is the adult’s head length is much longer and his lower lip is also much bigger. These camels have one hump and are much more common than the two humped Bactrian camel, which is suited for colder climates and is native to Mongolia.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Ready for my Closeup, Mr. DeMille

  1. Emily says:

    Do you know where the camel market in Jeddah is?

    • Hi Emily – I do know that you can go out to the north and east of Jeddah and there are many camel depots there – you can see them from the highway.

      • Emily says:

        Thanks a lot for your quick answer. There’s supposed to be a huge camel market (also selling other animals, like birds..) in South Jeddah, but I don’t know the exact adress or the area name….

      • You’re welcome, Emily – my hubby says there is a livestock market south of Jeddah but he’s not sure of directions on how to get there. We live in northeast Jeddah, so we always go to the ones out this way.

  2. diane garwood says:

    I, for one, think thy are kinda cute!!

  3. leif hagen says:

    No exacting “cute” creatures but important animals over there!

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