Monday, November 15, 2010

Dromedary, Camelus dromedarius, luxor egypt

The camels one of the more famous of the animals of Egypt is the camel throughout my blogs they have been featured in different poses one being  my logo photo. and the original shot that was taken in 2004 in the desert area of Dhakla oasis.


Mymyegyptgypt This was one of the first photos I took  while on my first visit back in 2002.  me on the back of the  grumpiest beast I have had the pleasure of sitting on by the pyramids of Giza.

 One of  my friends   who came with me on my first holiday to Egypt  photo  taken in daraw camel market December the 27th 2003,
camels  loaded and leaving the Market  photo taken 3.3.2002  when I lived in Daraw volunteering on the eye ear and throat Clinic,
This shot was taken on the 1st May 2002
Kittens and camels. as the tourist see.
Camels that have come all the way from China
Even camels with batteries in, the only thing they need now is the camel shit to go with the shit that comes out of the stall holders mouths. this guy was a complete  shit wanted 5 pounds cos I took the photo of his stall,
whasup boy no sale today.

A camel is an even-toas ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits, known as humps, on its back. There are two species of camels: the dromedary or Arabian  camel has a single hump, and the bactreian  has two humps. Dromedaries are native to the dry desert areas of west asia, and Bactrian camels are native to central and east asia . Both species are domesticated; they provide milk  and meat, and are beasts of burden.
The term camel, (from the  arabic جمل, ǧml, derived from the triconsonantal root signifying "beauty"), is also used more broadly to describe any of the six camel-like creatures in the family camelidae : the two true camels, and the four souath american camelids: the llama, alpaco, guanaco, and vicuna.
The average life expectancy of a camel is 40 to 50 years. A fully grown adult camel stands 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) at the shoulder and 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) at the hump. The hump rises about 30 inches (76.20 cm) out of its body. Camels can run at up to 65 km/h (40 mph) in short bursts and sustain speeds of up to 40 km/h (25 mph).
Fossil evidence indicates that the ancestors of modern camels evolved in North America during the palaeogene  period (see also camelops), and later spread to most parts of Asia. The people of ancient  Somalia or the Kingdom of punt first domesticated camels well before 2000 BC.

these tourists having a real problem with the camel boys,



1 comment:

  1. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Blogging!

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