Two humped Bactrian camels stand tall and proud in Terelj National Park in Mongolia.
There are 1.4 million Bactrian camels in north-eastern asia and most are domesticated. However in 2002 the 950 wild Bactrian camels in the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia were placed on the critically endangered list.
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Nina (4965) 2008-09-20 17:43
Well captured Marlene. I just wondered if a little more saturation and or contrast may make this an even better image. I hope you don't mind me trying? :)
Atousa (7131) 2008-09-21 0:07
I like the way you framed this shot..nice to see their funny faces..an interesting shot..TFS
fanni (14379) 2008-09-21 1:37
my very first impression of the photo: the camels's looks so soft that it's incredible!:) Excellent warm colours and very good composition (with the big camel on the left and the high hill on the right).
best greetings from Moscow,
PS. I've looked at the WS version, and I guess I prefer the "softer" original variant :)
Kielia (23581) 2008-09-21 1:41
a wonderful impression of these animals. I also like the warm colours and the light. For me it is fascinating to compare both images but I cannot decide which one is the better one! Tfs!
jmdias (55325) 2008-09-22 8:00
very nic eimage of these beautiful animals, the golden colors are fantastic and I liked the strip of landscape we can see here too. nice light, sharpness and pov
holmertz (40947) 2008-09-22 11:38
A fine "portrait" of these seemingly very proud and self-conscious animals. Camels and dromedars are truly fascinating. I think a lot of camels died during some unusually harsh winters in the early 2000's. Very sad if they would become even fewer.
fkokol (1636) 2008-09-25 7:35
They look very cute :) nice composition with nice colours and sharpness.
foozi (7101) 2008-12-06 17:11
very special shot of the camels. the humps are great and it echoes with the hills in the background. Besides sharing the same colour with the surroundings, these camels are interesting to look at.