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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Ships of the Desert

Camels, the ships of the desert, have been in existence for millions of years. Domesticated for at least 3000 years their ability to travel through the dry desert and survive without water for long periods of time made them invaluable. Imagining the camel trains of a millennium ago fires up visions of sand storms, oasis, and treasures from the east.

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Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Jordan
Camera: DSC-HX90V
Copyright: © Robert Keith