Camel Crossing

Masada National Park, Israel | C.2001

Photo Credit: Andrew Weaver

Pausing at the intersection of the rocky, arid expanses of Israel’s Negev Desert and this triangular traffic signal, we see a street sign common in the area; a warning for Camels. Once ridden by Arabic Bedouin, Camels in this UNESCO world heritage site are now ridden almost exclusively by tourists.

However, these rides are ill-advised for tourists who struggle with motion-sickness. Camels walk by moving both legs on one side and then both legs on the other, rocking side-to-side—one of several reasons why these trusty creatures have been nicknamed “ships of the desert.”

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