Monday, June 11, 2007


This is supposed to be one image, and in a way it is. If the image is that of an impending disaster, then these tell the story. I was riding with some neighbours near the entrance to the Sakkara pyramids when we saw a procession of three "peacock" camels coming down the road towards us. I began taking pictures of them because I just happen to think that they are amazing sights, when the last camel in the group seemed to lose track of what it was doing and it walked into a tree at the side of the road. Trying to regroup and get back on track, the camel almost fell into the canal. A fully loaded camel would definitely have some problems getting out of the canal, and we watched in horror as the handler ran back to catch the lead rope. The camel gods were watching out for it, however, and it regained its balance, the handler caught the rope, and they turned around to continue on their way. Enough excitement for one day.


Anonymous said...

Wow. An exiting bit of journalism.

Baby raccoons. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Brookville Daily Photo

Janet said...

I see why they are "peacock" camels. Wonder what they plan to use the branches for.

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