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Camel Souq outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Camels are so much fun to watch! You can pick out their individual personalities quickly. These are some pictures from a visit to a Camel Souq 30 km outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

There were miles of pens on either side of the highway, many filled with groups of placid camels, watching the world go by. Me and my friend pulled up in a cab, driver by our friendly driver Umar,and walked up to a few pens to take a closer look. A couple of camels came over quickly, very friendly and curious, offering their noses and necks for scratches after checking us out for a few minutes. Only the baby camels were a bit camera shy. Some stood a bit further back, necks entwined as they looked at me with their big, dark, soft eyes. But overall they seemed very domesticated and used to strangers, happy for a little visit and some entertainment in their day.

Camels checking us out

Camels checking us out


camels being herder

camels being herder


camel profile

camel profile


eye of the camel

eye of the camel


up close to the whiskery mouth of a camel

up close to the whiskery mouth of a camel


Me and Rajko and a tall dark stranger

Me and Rajko and a tall dark stranger


This is me with my friend Rajko, another Canadian.

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