Ships of the desert? Camels show they're pretty nippy in the frozen tundra too

Ships of the desert? Camels show they're pretty nippy in the frozen tundra too

Camels, usually known as the ships of the desert, here show that they are pretty handy for traversing the snow-covered tundra as well.

These incredible pictures are from the winter Naadam festival in Hulun Buir, in north China's Inner Mongolia region.
The event showcases Mongolian nomads' traditional sports and pastimes, including folk dancing, wrestling, archery, and, or course camel racing.
The festival's origin lies in the warlike past of the Mongolian people, and it is believed to have existed for centuries in one form or another.

The Naadam - which in Mongolian means, simply, games - begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians.


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