A few weeks ago I managed a few photos of the wild camels in and around my husband's workshop on the edge of the desert. One by one, they all lay down and had a dust bath. The white camel in the above photograph had already rolled around in the sand when the next camels followed suit. Here it looks as though she's holding her breath until the dust subsides...
Note: Camels have dust baths as seen above to rid themselves of fleas and as a form of cleaning themselves.
The Arabic word for dust is gubar
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Interesting, Jo.... I know almost NOTHING about camels so I found this very interesting... Do they roll around for a reason??? Is that how they 'clean' themselves? Love seeing the one 'holding his breath'... ha haReplyDelete
How delightful! She really does look as if she's holding her breath!ReplyDelete
I have never seen a white camel. Yes, even I think she holding her breath.ReplyDelete
How amazing. Looks like the other one enjoying the bath.ReplyDelete
Great capture Jo.
Very interesting to know how animals vary in their habit of cleaning themselves. Your topic will align with mine as I also featured aboutReplyDelete
Wish you a pleasant day.
Interesting info about camels. I haven't seen a white one before. I like camels, even if they do have bad breath.ReplyDelete
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LOL!! That is a look at disgust on her face Jo. :)ReplyDelete
Amazing photo, Jo !ReplyDelete
Very interesting. Your explanation was very helpful. I enjoyed looking at your world. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
At my house I call the gubar velvet.ReplyDelete
It's so fun to see camels, not a usual animal for around here. Yet I suppose that water is scarce enough that dust would have to do for a bath. And seems there is plenty of that.
What fun I read on your blog about the world cup footbal. At the moment all everybody in our country Holland is talking about is football. Yesterday afternoon our team played against Denmark and won, so of course we are all excited. When you see the games again, all the Dutch are in orange clothes or hats or whatever.Hard to mis. LOL. They play again on Saturday afternoon.ReplyDelete
Have a nice day
I love camels ! each time I have the occasion I take a ride ! Last time was into the Sahara to watch a sunset ! My camel's name was Michael Jackson !ReplyDelete
How wonderful to be able to watch wild camels. The white one does look like she's patiently waiting for the dust to settle. Great picture, Jo!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful and delightful capture, Jo! Never seen a white camel either! And I think she's holding her breath, too! Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
Jo: What fun, I saw a horse and a donkey do this one time.ReplyDelete
My sister's horses do it to...Cool shots!ReplyDelete
They are handsome dusty dudes. Their faces are so full of personality.ReplyDelete
Horses like dust baths, too. But I've never see one hold its breath. Interesting capture!ReplyDelete