Ship of the Sea!!! ....{by Bassam}

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The camel is a unique beast; some feel it is beautiful, while others, perhaps more lucidly, see it as being rather less kissable! There are many interesting facts about camels, here is a list of some of the most interesting!:

  1. The name comes from the Arabic ǧamal meaning "beauty".

  2. A camel's hump does not store water. It stores fat, lessening heat-trapping insulation around the rest of the body.

  3. One reason camels can go long periods without water is the shape of their red blood cells. These are oval and so will flow when they are dehydrated rather than clumping, as ours do. The camel is the only mammal to have oval red blood cells.

  4. Camels can drink up to 40 gallons of water in one go.

  5. Their temperature ranges from 34 degrees Celsius at night to 41 degrees during the day. They don't begin to sweat until they are over 41 degrees

  6. Camels lie down to rest and sleep (and good luck getting them up if they decide they don't want to).

  7. Camels lips are split to help them graze.

  8. They can eat anything, including thorny twigs, without injuring their mouths.

  9. Camels can kick in all four directions with each of their legs.

  10. Camels can close their nostrils against wind and sand when necessary.

  11. The shape of their nostrils allows them to retain water vapor and return it to the body as fluid.

  12. They can lose 25% of their body fluids without getting dehydrated. Most mammals can only lose 15%.

  13. Camels are ruminants like cows and goats.

  14. Eating green plants gives them the moisture they need without drinking.

  15. Their coats reflect sunlight and insulate them from the desert heat.

  16. One of the camel's defenses is 'spitting' – where they essentially throw up a foul smelling greenish fluid from their stomach all over you if provoked. For those who have experienced it, it seems never ending and is never forgotten.

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Comments (515)

nelu faur on October 15, 2013

Great capture, wonderful view ! LIKE Greetings, nelu_faur

Carl Tiefenthaeler on October 16, 2013

Bassam - A Favorite & Like of mine :)) Great capture ! Have a wonderful day ahead and always enjoy ! Carl.

jordane09 on October 17, 2013

Magnifique photo Bassam prise au bon moment.

A492-F204. Félicitations

H.İbrahim Üzmezoğlu on October 17, 2013

Harika çekim.Çok güzel görüntü.Mükemmel fotoğraf.


Eduardosco Chavez on October 17, 2013

Que rico baño


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GlowSiess on October 18, 2013

Oh, how wonderful and unique!!

Elvir@ on October 18, 2013

ships of the desert in the sea))Like

Sarmad Sonyal on October 18, 2013

Amazing Sea View, Beautiful Flock of Camels & Excellent Capture. LIKE & Favorite . Greetings From Kashmir, Pakistan. Have A Nice Day. SARMAD.

Frank Hebestreit on October 18, 2013

Great, I've never seen a camel swim!

Regards Frank

Ricardo Filho on October 19, 2013



Great picture !!!!!



Best wishes, Ricardo

Miro Zeliska on October 19, 2013

Very nice shot. F+L!!! Best wishes zemi62

Bassam Jayousi on October 20, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam

Cornleo on October 20, 2013

Wonderful scenery, LIKE & YS and greetings from Cornleo

omid&Arman 2 on October 20, 2013

بسیار زیبا

L +♥YS♥ 傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘

Richard McL on July 8

Bassam from Jordan and Finland, wonderful capture, The ships of the desert now at the beach how COOL is that? Well done, greetings and warm regards, Richard from Brentwood in Northern California. Like and Favorite

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S9200
    • Taken on 2012/11/17 11:09:19
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 25.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash