As the Monty Python crew used to say, “And now for something completely different!”

Let’s escape to the deserts of southern Oman to participate in one of the locals’ favorite events – a camel beauty contest. Mind you, these descendants of Bedouin tribes take camel raising very seriously as the princely sums paid for a prime specimen indicate. Contestants – lovely one-humped dromedary camels with long double sets of eyelashes – are judged on the fullness of their chests and downward curve of their lower lips, among other distinctive qualities.

As you’ll see in the following video, the owners and other audience members create a party atmosphere, filled with dancing and lots of cheering for their favorite contestant.

Be sure to crank up the volume!

peace~henry

Posted by Henry Lewis

Unconventional artist, writer, videographer and teacher. Personal Quote: It isn't easy being me ;-)

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  1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. πŸ™‚

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    1. It certainly is Robert. πŸ™‚

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  2. To each his own πŸ™‚

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    1. That’s what makes the world go ’round Rosaliene. πŸ™‚

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  3. Reblogging this pricelessness to my readers at sister site Poetic Justice

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  4. Wow! Who knew? Difficult contest, since they were all beautiful. πŸ™‚

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    1. I don’t understand the differences either @hitandrun1964, but it seems to come naturally to the locals.

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      1. I guess you have to understand the details of it all. πŸ™‚

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  5. Gireesh Navath May 4, 2020 at 12:07 am

    πŸ˜€

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    1. Hi Gireesh! πŸ™‚

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  6. Very entertaining, but the poor things seem totally stressed out in the midst of the hysteria.

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    1. Possibly, but camels seem to have unique coping mechanisms for dealing with stressful situations. The Omanis could easily load 2 of them into the back of a pick-up truck. The camels would patiently fold their legs under themselves and ride down the highway appearing to be perfectly content. They’re quite remarkable animals.

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  7. Interesting and entertaining! A welcome distraction from life today.

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  8. That there winner’s one sexy camel!

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      1. Hahaha. Thanks, Henry, but if too many people start agreeing with me on this one, I’m gonna get nervous πŸ™‚

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  9. Delightful, thank you for this diversion!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed!

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    1. Hi Sandomina,

      Yes, I will read your articles. I have them bookmarked. Regards!

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      1. My honor good sir!

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  10. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Ali…Thanks for stopping by!

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