The Camels Love the Water


Camels can survive and perform without water for 2 weeks but if they find water they love it. When I was shooting the pictures, the temperature was 45.5 Celsius that time but they were absorbing the sharp sunshine while enjoying the water. They especially love water when it is gushing from a broken water supply…

My Desert Walk and Exploration


I love camels as well as the desert. As contrary to the common perception, the deserts are a very rich and beautiful land. I hereby share some snapshots of the beautiful flora and fauna of the Arabian desert. I shot these pictures during my desert walk. Here is some floral picture. The title and some…

The World’s Leading Milk Camel~The Kharani Breed


The camel with unique dairy potential.

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The world's leading milch camel~The Kharani

Kharani camel is found in the Chaghai-Kharan desert of Balochistan Pakistan. One of the best milch animal in the world. This breed is the most efficient (producing more milk per kg dry matter feed intake) and survives sustainable in the challenging environment. There is high variability within the breed for milk production. In the wet days of the year, when there is succulent vegetation, some specimen of the breed produce up to 38 liters of milk per day.

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Unfortunately, this breed is under severe threat. The main cause of erosion is the depletion of Thagaz (Halloxylon spp) which is the most important feedstuff for camels in the region. Also, there is illegal export to Iran, where it is slaughtered and erosion of this unique animal genetic resources is happening since years. The policy makers of Pakistan should take steps to conserve this precious animal with the involvement of the camels’…

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Art of Camel Hair Shearing~The Camels’ Attraction


The artists of the camel… The sensitive thoughts they have.

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Camel hair cut and art competition

The region of the Indo-Pak is rich with camel culture. Camel is an integral part of the heritage of the camel keepers’ communities in the region. As a source of livelihood, a camel is also a tool of recreation and entertainment also. This picture is about the haircut competition of great Thar desert. One can see the artistic theme of the designer/hair cutter.

The barbers make different designs according to the desire of the camel keepers/owners. Such designs are made by art loving, son of the soil, and very specialized barbers. The barbers are well known and have very busy days in the season. The season of the design is usually the cooler months of the year as the camel sheds his wool in the hotter months of the year. The complete design of a camel takes 2 to 5 hours, based on the size of the camel and design of the art.

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Another World Donkey Day 8th May~ Who will listen and Who Should Listen?


The unique Biological Machine for Work (BMW), highly adapted, the specialized creature is still hiding from the policy makers and highly neglected at all levels. This unique creature is still playing the same role since ages Reminding the Role of Poor Creature~The Donkey The donkey is not only a working equid but equally play a pivotal…

The Resilient Genetic Resources~A Solution to Many Difficult Question


A Case Study of Local Ghaf Tree in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prosopis cineraria, commonly known as the Ghaf tree, is widely regarded as the national tree of the UAE. The Ghaf is one of the best examples of resilience and sustainability. Sustainability is one of the critical issues in the present arena, where…

Marrecha Camel~An all purpose camel of Cholistan, Pakistan


Dancing of the Marrecha Camel of Pakistan. The Cholistan desert is part of the ancient Hakra River civilization, one of the oldest of the Aryan settlers in the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the largest deserts in Pakistan, inhabited by around 1.2 million Rohi pastoral people practicing mobile livestock husbandry. This production system is…

I Love Sudanese Camel’s Saddle


 I visited Khartoum Sudan in 2013 while participating in an international camel conference. I really enjoyed the Sudanese hospitality, and especially the camel saddles. It is very easy to sit on and gives pleasure and relaxation while travelling. You feel at high and you see more places than normal walk on foot. It will not…