Camels

Camels compete during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 5, 2016, in the Liwa desert, 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.

Karim Sahib/AFP

Camels compete during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival on Tuesday, in the Liwa desert, 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi

A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 ahead of next week's Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command

Mohammed El Raai/AP

A man stands among camels during an auction at Birqash Camel Market just outside of Cairo, Egypt on Friday ahead of next week’s Eid al-Adha holiday. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, camels and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command

A camel and her calf stand in field during sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel...A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel September 10, 2015. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

Amir Cohen/Reuters

A camel and her calf stand in a field during a sandstorm near Rahat, southern Israel. A heavy sandstorm, which swept across parts of the Middle East could still be felt in Israel on Thursday

Al Marmoon Heritage Festival Camel Racing...DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 02: Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 2, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Francois Nel/Getty

Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for "Beating Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi

Ahmad Masood/Reuters

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the “Beating Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.

Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county...Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, November 2, 2014. A total of 22 couples took part in the mass wedding on Sunday, local media reported. Picture taken November 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

China Daily/Reuters

Newly wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert in the tourism area home to a populus euphratica (poplar tree) reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang

A Pakistani herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang on May 12, 2014. Seventy percent of Pakistan's 180 million population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.

Farooq Naeem/AFP

A herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang. Seventy per cent of Pakistan’s 180m population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.

A man walks on a sand dune with his camels in Mhamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.

Fadel Senna/AFP

A man walks with his camels in M’hamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.

A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region...A man leads camels at the edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, October 29, 2013. Picture taken October 29, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

China Daily/Reuters

Camels are led across the Taklamakan Desert in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

A man walks on sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression...A man walks on sulphur and mineral salt formations near Dallol in the Danakil Depression, northern Ethiopia April 22, 2013. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have travelled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ETHIOPIA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)     ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 2 OF 30 FOR PACKAGE 'ETHIOPIA'S ANCIENT SALT TRAIL'  SEARCH 'DANAKIL DEPRESSION' FOR ALL

Reuters

The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest and harshest environments on earth, with an average annual temperature of 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius). For centuries, merchants have traveled there with caravans of camels to collect salt from the surface of the vast desert basin. The mineral is extracted and shaped into slabs, then loaded onto the animals before being transported back across the desert so that it can be sold around the country.