14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Star, my trusty camel

Nothing says tourist more than a camel ride amongst the pyramids. The levitation from a kneeling position into a loping gait across the desert toward the ancient edifice of The Great Pyramid was the equivalent of stepping back in time. I had ridden horses since I was two but a camel was a new adventure entirely. Their charm cannot be easily characterized, they are the curmudgeons of the animal kingdom.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Cairo, Egypt
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Janet Matthews