Camels

April 26, 2011

Instead of a tour agency-arranged desert safari for Mama, we did a desert drive to Falaj Al Moalla (click here for the earlier post).

Common to deserts are camels, and it's interesting how they survive in the seemingly dry and hot land.
Camels do not store water in their humps as is commonly believed. The humps are actually a reservoir of fatty tissue. Concentrating body fat in their humps minimizes heat-trapping insulation throughout the rest of their body, which may be an adaptation to living in hot climates.[5] When this tissue is metabolized, it acts as a source of energy, and yields more than 1 g of water for each 1 g of fat converted through reaction with oxygen from air.(Source: Wikipedia)










The Falaj Al Moalla camels are tamed, retreating slowly when we get too near.
Camel-watching (my term deriving from star-gazing :) ) is a relaxing activity -- and so I realized.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I LOVE CAMELS! BUT I DID NOT LIKE THE IDEA ABOUT EATING CAMEL MEAT! THEY SAID ITS DELICIOUS BUT FOR ME I'D LIKE TO KEEP CAMELS AS A TRANSPORT ANIMAL.

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  2. wow...nice photos. are these camels wild?

    i bet your mom enjoyed the ride. hello to your mom.

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  3. Cute nung last photo. Mukhang nakasmile ang camel :)) I love watching camels in the desert. Dito sa Al Ain, madalas nasa may Al Dahmaa District sila. I bet nag enjoy ang mommy mo manood ng mga camels.

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  4. Where exactly Falaj Al Moalla in UAE? We want to visit the camels too, the kids will definitely enjoy.

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