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First encounter

First encounter
I have been working off the cost of Africa for over eight years but this is the first time I have been so close to these animals. We drove to the desert and went on foot to catch up with this heard.

Nada, Ragnheidur, *Reinhard* have particularly liked this photo


21 comments - The latest ones
John
John
Great photo of these 'ships of the desert'.
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to John
Thanks John :) You are absolutely right that these animals are the ships of the desert :) Next time I try to make an arrangement so I can ride these animals over the sand waves :)
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
I enjoyed this one, Gunnsteinn !!!
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Demetrius Chryssikos
Thanks Demetrius :)
8 years ago.
GeertVG
GeertVG
Very beautiful as usual, Gunnstein, but I think it is time for you to clean your sensor. ;-)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to GeertVG
Thanks GeertVG :) My eyesight must be getting worse because I did not see any spots on this photo until you mentioned it :) I will try to clean it :)
8 years ago.
Olher
Olher
You're very brave! :-)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Olher
Haha :) I felt secure because of the man standing next to me :)
8 years ago.
Pixie
Pixie
Magnað... alltaf gaman að kynnast ólíkum menningarheimum. Væri alveg til í að koma til Afríku einhvern daginn :o)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Pixie
Já það væri gaman að fara í alvöru safaríferð til Afríku, en hingað ráðlegði ég engum að koma. Hér er bara sandur og rusl og mikil fátækt. Ég hef samt alltaf ætlað mér að stoppa hérna í tvo daga á leiðinni heim og reyna að fá að gista hjá heimamönnum sem búa í þessum hrörlegu kofum. Það væri nefnilega mjög gaman að geta tekið myndir af því hvernig þetta fólk býr, en það get ég ekki nema þá helst ef ég kæmist inná heimilið hjá einhverjum úr áhöfninni.
8 years ago.
Ester
Ester
Mikið held ég að þetta sé spennandi og skemmtileg upplifun, minnir mig á þegar ég var að vinna í dýragarði í Hollandi, en þetta er jú pure nature eða þannig, frábær mynd
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Ester
Já það er gaman að hafa tækifæri til að skoða þetta :)
8 years ago.
Ragnheidur
Ragnheidur
Var alvarlega að spá í hvar á Íslandi þú hefðir náð þessari ;O)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Ragnheidur
:-)
8 years ago.
Sanliaka
Sanliaka
Such a nice snapshot... look the camel at the right: it's happy to see you... by the way... the camels are very becoming to you ;-)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
Gunnsteinn Jonsson
Thanks Sandra :) What you might not have noticed is that the camel on the right is getting sucked...... or should I say giving milk :-) I was very happy with this photo. It happens too often when I ask someone to take a photo of me that they frame the photo badly, too much sky and too little me :-)
8 years ago.
Sanliaka has replied to Gunnsteinn Jonsson
Yes, I noticed it!!!
And I know the problem... most of the "foreign" photographers do a bad job ;-) But this one is really a good and well framed image!
8 years ago.
Nada
Nada
excellent, very exciting
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to Nada
Thanks Nada :) Yes it was very exciting for me :)
8 years ago.
cinghiospol
cinghiospol
Hi hi... are you going to by a dromedary, Gunnsteinn? :-)
8 years ago.
Gunnsteinn Jonsson has replied to cinghiospol
I guess not but I know how much they cost. 200.000 Ugia, about 650 dollars :)
8 years ago.