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Riyadh Camel Souk

We went with friends about an hour out of Riyadh to the camel souk. It was fantastic -- the real thing -- with Bedouins buying and selling camels and camels basically everywhere. I donít think they get many tourists there, but they were all incredibly friendly and hospitable, and some didnít even mind their picture being taken. The camels didnít mind being photographed at all. I'm afraid I took a lot of camel pictures, but I'll try to limit this sub-gallery to a reasonable size ;-). I did get some people pics, too -- it was so nice not to have to worry about whether or not I could take pictures -- everybody seemed fine with it at the souk. Some very interesting information on camels versus horses, provided by Isabel Cutler, can be found here http://camelphotos.com/CamelVsHorses.html
My favorite
My favorite
Vying for attention
Vying for attention
The camel herder
The camel herder
Bedouin tent
Bedouin tent
Dressed up for a ride
Dressed up for a ride
Mother and baby
Mother and baby
Big boy
Big boy
Obstreperous
Obstreperous
Camel 'portraits' (1)
Camel 'portraits' (1)
Camel 'portraits' (2)
Camel 'portraits' (2)
Camel 'portraits' (3)
Camel 'portraits' (3)
Camel 'portraits' (4)
Camel 'portraits' (4)
The grand-dad of the souk
The grand-dad of the souk
Lunch time
Lunch time
Hello and goodbye
Hello and goodbye
Riding by
Riding by
Got their attention
Got their attention
A face only a mother could love
A face only a mother could love
Handsome goats
Handsome goats
It was just so cute and cuddly
It was just so cute and cuddly
Camel 'portraits' (5)
Camel 'portraits' (5)
Camel 'portraits' (6)
Camel 'portraits' (6)
Camel 'portraits' (7)
Camel 'portraits' (7)
Camel 'portraits' (8)
Camel 'portraits' (8)
A man and his camel (1)
A man and his camel (1)
A man and his camel (2)
A man and his camel (2)
A man and his camel (3)
A man and his camel (3)
When you have an itch...
When you have an itch...
Getting a bath
Getting a bath
Pampered
Pampered
I see you!
I see you!
The 'apple' of my camera's eye
The 'apple' of my camera's eye
Sealing the deal
Sealing the deal
The ubiquitous cell phone
The ubiquitous cell phone
Saddled up and ready to go
Saddled up and ready to go
Three camel handlers
Three camel handlers
Runaway camel
Runaway camel
Shy camels
Shy camels
Posing for the camera
Posing for the camera
Mother and child
Mother and child
Call us
Call us
A bit of bling
A bit of bling
Out for a walk
Out for a walk
Bye for now!
Bye for now!