04 July 2011

Wild camels at an oasis in Chad

"Knee-deep wading is bliss for camels in Chad's Archeï, a canyon whose trapped waters hold a zoological surprise. Fertilized by beasts' droppings, algae are eaten by fish that are preyed upon by an isolated group of crocodiles."

Photo credit George Steinmetz, via National Geographic, where you can download a wallpaper-sized image.


  1. I love Steinmetz's work! His sense of composition and his feel for contrast give a depth to his work that is rare to see these days.

  2. Glad to see a caption for this photo. I saw it before, and assumed it was Australia, as I didn't know there were wild camels in north Africa.

  3. The giant rock formation looks like a camel's foot.


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