The camels are coming, yo ho, yo ho!  (Apologies to all Scots)! by georgieboy98

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Cable Beach at Broome, in the far north west of Western Australia is famous for many things, of which the most iconic is the camel. People queue for hours to spend about $60 for the pleasure of a ride along the beach as the sun is setting. Consider that there are at least three strings of camels, 20 to a string and each can carry two people. And it is seldom you see a camel devoid of passengers. Not bad bikkies eh?
This was the red jacketed string arriving in readiness for their evening stint. It was only about 3.00pm and once they arrived at their “station” they all sat down and waited patiently for the approaching sunset at about 6 pm.
This was taken with my back to the ocean on my Sony R1 in aperture priority at with nd4 filter attached. It was the last day of my trip.


broome, australia, kimberley, tropics, camels, western australia, cable beach


  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    Why apologies to us mate? Great shot here. Catch you on Saturday when we get back from our trip to the back of beyond. Nick:))

  • Hi Nick and many thanks. Hope the trip’s going well.

    – georgieboy98

  • saxonfenken
    saxonfenkenabout 4 years ago

    It amazes me Peter why people clamour to ride Camels, with there gait it is very uncomfortable, but as you say a nice little earner. The Red really makes this image stand out

  • I agree – but people seem to have a love affair with the camel out here! I only really posted this because I wanted it for my Bubblesite and it’s the only way I can get them on.

    – georgieboy98

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 4 years ago

    Wow, they won’t get lost Mate. A terrific capture for sure.

  • Many thanks pal. The best picture is when they’re doing their stuff along the beach at sunset, but everyone posts that shot!!

    – georgieboy98

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot, love the scarlet splashes of colour

  • Thanks very much Mik – just a change from the usual shots of the Broome camels!
    Take care

    – georgieboy98

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueabout 4 years ago

    A terrific shot Peter. I rode a camel once and once was quite enough.

  • Thanks Elaine. I only got attached to camels because there was a camel farm just up the road from us in Yanchep. Their lease ran out about 3/4 years ago and they were forced to leave because the owners wanted to develop the site. So far nothing has been done and it is totally overgrown!

    – georgieboy98

  • George Cousins
    George Cousinsabout 4 years ago

    Was that the very first design sketch for a new Tartan?? Seems awfully plain..a few nice stripes and crosses would add so much. I, I’m SURE..I would forget the queue and just walk to the beach and forget the rock and roll on the hump!
    But..another fine shot and loks like a nice wind-up for your trip!
    Cheers, George and Jann

  • Me too! I don’t dislike camels but there ARE other much cheaper ways of viewing a Broome sunset! Thanks for looking in and commenting – I really only posted this one because I want it in my Bubblesite!
    All the best

    – georgieboy98

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

    What a great image, love their red coats !!! hugs ??

  • Thanks Evita. It’s actually quite a sight as they walk majestically down the ramp and across the beach. Also saw them coming off the beach later in the evening by my photos of that were a wash out!

    – georgieboy98

  • Susan Moss
    Susan Mossabout 4 years ago

    Another beauty. You are giving us a lovely nostalgia trip

  • Ah ha! Remember these do you? I believe one or two of these camels came from the camel farm that used to be just a km from us in Yanchep. It is quite a sight to see them all arriving on the beach for their evening’s work!

    – georgieboy98

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