Not a lady's best side unless you're a leggy model but these gals don't seem to care that I snapped them from behind. To me they also resemble our indigenous wildebeest (what do my South African readers think?)
Last week Grant took me to the new workshop on the edge of the desert. Camels had been grazing in and around the workshop yard in the industrial area while he supervised a job there. When we arrived we found a flock (no, the collective noun for camels is not a herd, as I'd previously thought!) of camels. Grant immediately identified them all as females. When I asked how he knew, he said they all had udders. (doh, Jo!)
I jumped out of the Landcruiser with my camera and began to click away. I managed to get so many photos of these ladies (they move incredibly fast and I had to delete many images depicting half an animal!) that I have decided to do a few consecutive posts over the next few weeks.
I've also decided to add an Arabic word of the day following in the footsteps of my dear friend, Misalyn, who originally helped me with Arabic phrases and words when I first arrived in the Sudan. Thanks Missy! (You can read Misalyn's fascinating blog set in Al Ain, UAE here)
My Arabic tutor, Sanaa, is very strict and we converse mostly in Arabic during my twice-weekly lessons. Well, she speaks and I stumble. She is very caring and always encourages me with: "I understand you, carry on..."
The Arabic word for camel is JEMEL.
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