At Sam sand dunes of Jaisalmer, we got our long cherished camel ride. It was a bumpy ride, amazed at how high we were on top of a camel.
With so many camels around, how could I miss the opportunity of taking a few close shots of the camel! Camels are good tempered, patient and intelligent, at least that is what I thought of them. So I approached the camel of a young boy and with his permission started taking some shots of the camel’s face, then its eyes. It looked so docile, large eyes with a doe-like expression.
The camels’ eyes are protected by a double row of long curly eyelashes to keep out the sand and dust. Its thick bushy eyebrows shield the eyes from fierce hot sun. Now I wanted to take a good macro shot of the double row of eyelashes, but the camel won’t be still. The boy kept encouraging me, “It will not harm you, Madam.” The boy even tried to hold its face still, but the camel decided it was not going to cooperate anymore and brought out its folded fore legs to get in to standing mode. I fled, my camera was more precious.