The Camels of Cable Beach. by wayne51

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These are the famous camels of Cable Beach, Broome. They were originally feral camels, captured and trained to be ridden. It is now a very popular tourist thing to do, ride the camels on Cable Beach. My wife went for a ride, but i did not think my back or the camels back would survive if I tried it. Camelus dromedarius, lives for about 30 years in the wild and 40-50 years in captivity. Bull camels weigh about 800-1000kg and a cow will weigh 600-800 kgs. A domestice camel will drink 20-30 litres of water per day, and a severelly dehydrated camel can drink 100 litres of water in 10 minutes. There are approximately one million feral camels in Australia and there is increasing demand for their export to arabian countries. Canon 5D, 17-40 mm lense at 17 mm.


  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 4 years ago
    Wow this is a stunning shot Wayne, truly creatates the feeling of the area,

    excellent capture

  • Malcolm, thank you for that wonderfull comment. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Wayne, love the POV and the colour is wonderful! :))

  • Thank you very much for that Kylie. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • Kym Howard
    Kym Howardover 4 years ago

    Fabulous Wayne love the line and perspective and ohhhh those eyelashes are to die for….LOL Their red sashes pop too

  • Thanks Kym, I thought one of ladies would have picked up on the lashes, and I believe Red is in this year. HaHaHa. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 4 years ago

    Very nice mate! I think the one up front was looking for a kiss! Well done Wayne.

  • Dave, she was not my type. Thanks mate. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskiover 4 years ago

    Nicely composed and captured Wayne …. what did you have to do to get them to smile for the camera? They are very well behaved critters mate, lovely shot!!

  • I just told them to behave themselves or I would give them a second lump. HaHHaHa. They very friendly and easy to approach. Thanks John. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • Neil
    Neilover 4 years ago

    Very nice Wayne! Different to the normal camel shots on Cable Beach and really nice to see. Love the lines and colours.

  • Hey mate, great to hear from you. thank you for the comment. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • SuzieCheree
    SuzieChereeover 4 years ago

    What a fantastic photo Wayne, great image! Just wonderful creatures, wonder which one Joan rode… ha ha …. Really well captured:~)

  • Suzie, thank you. joan roade the second camel and he was the tallets one of the lot. She really enjoyed it. Wayne

    – wayne51

  • SuzieCheree
    SuzieChereeover 4 years ago

    Funny I thought it was the second one… ha! Big hugs to you both….

  • Apparently it was the good looking one. HAHAHAHA.

    – wayne51

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    Oh kissy kiss kiss I must say Wayne….this is a brilliant photo I love the red coats they are wearing…hope they didn’t clash with your outfit mate LOL.

  • No problems, i did not have my speedos on. HaHaHa. Thank you. Wayne

    – wayne51

    RONI PHOTOGRAPHYover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Wayne

    – wayne51

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