Weekly Photo Challenge : (Extra)ordinary…

The winner

The winner

Racing is ordinary, camels are ordinary (well sort of!) but put them together and you get the extraordinary sight of camel racing.

Not only is that extraordinary but look carefully at the photo and you will see the jockey has no reins to steer with AND the camel has all 4 feet off the ground. A very fluky and extraordinary capture.

Click here and come back in time with me to the camel races in Winton. It is dusty and hot but a great tradition in the Australian outback.


The weekly photo challenge from Cheri asks “this week, surprise us with something or someone (extra)ordinary.”

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18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : (Extra)ordinary…

  1. Wow! They are really moving!

    • They ran them into hay bales at the end of the track to stop them. Then handlers jumped out to catch hold of the halter rope that was dangling down. Quite a sight…

  2. I live in Abu Dhabi…camels are real ordinary here. But look…both your camels have all four feet off the ground!

  3. An extraordinary capture! Camels are far enough off the ground if they’re walking, i wouldn’t want to race one!

  4. Nice choice for this challenge!

  5. A wonderful action shot – quite extraordinary 🙂

  6. What a fantastic capture!

    I was thinking of you the other day when I saw that the National Photographic Portrait Prize is now open. 25 grand is nothing to sneeze at 😉 https://portrait.gov.au/nppp-callforentries.php

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