Camel Rides for Five Bucks. Only in Austin. Priceless

By: ralphbarrera

Mar 07 2013

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Category: Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/4.5
Focal Length:70mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Edwin Snell offers camel rides for five dollars in a shopping parking lot on E. Riverside Drive. Cesar, a two-hump camel from northern Asia is an imposing figure, standing 8 1/2 feet tall, 11 feet long and weighing 3,000 pounds. “He’s like a big dog.” says owner Snell, who has had the animal as his own for several years. They live in New Mexico but travel extensively throughout Texas. For Toiya Ghant it was a first time. “I never rode a horse, but I rode a camel.” said Ghant.

Photo by Ralph Barrera

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