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The Solar Camel

I’ve been following posts from National Geographic journalist Paul Salopek as he walks the path of humans out of Africa, across Asia, over to Alaska, and down to Tierra Del Fuego – a journey that’s expected to take 7 years.  So far it’s been a facinating read.

I got a kick out of one of his recent posts titled Trail Notes – The Solar Camel.

Photograph by Paul Salopek  Ibrahim Hagaita, the Djiboutian cameleer, leads Madoita, the solar camel.

Ibrahim Hagaita, the Djiboutian cameleer, leads Madoita, the solar camel. Photograph by Paul Salopek

 

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