Camel string moving through the Denison Ranges
This photo demonstrates nicely the tremendously relaxing nature
of a camel string at work.
Each riding saddle carries a sleeping swag (canvas bedroll) and
everyone's personal gear is loaded into the bags on the side of
Note how the second camel (Wahbi) is pulling back. He is not used
to carrying a weighty load but at 6 years he is old enough to load
up a little. He'll get used to this as he heads toward an interesting
life in a commercial camel string. His initial reluctance will quickly
give way to a willing acceptance and he will become a valuable member
of the camel team.
New camels must prove themselves over several years as a pack camel
before they are allowed to take a rider.
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