Camels native to Saudi Arabia are the one hump dromedary camel. Their fur color can range from almost pure white to beige to sand to every shade of brown imaginable, almost to black. Many people believe that camels store water in their big humps, however their humps are actually made of fat, and when food and water are unavailable for long periods of time, the camel can draw on the fat in their humps for energy. Their humps aren’t the only thing that make camels suited for desert living. Their nostrils, eyelashes, and ears are all specially equipped to handle the harsh effects of the hot sun and the blowing sand of the desert. The two beauties in this photo are nursing females. The ropes you can see around their torsos are actually part of a contraption like a nursing bra, to prevent the babies from drinking too much of the camel milk that is for sale.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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