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Sunset Camel Rides…

by on Nov.02, 2015, under Life, Photography

As an early birthday present (for my daughter) I’d booked a sunset camel ride for her and I along famous Cable Beach.

Cable Beach is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Sunset over Cable Beach is simply spectacular. One of the most popular activities is riding a camel along the beach.

This is one of those classic things you have to do if you ever come to Broome.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 150 mm, 1/160 sec at f/7.1, ISO 110

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 55 mm, 1/125 sec at f/9, ISO 100

There are a couple companies to choose from and the prices are of course pretty similar. I’d originally planned to book with Broome Camel Safaris however they were booked out on either of the two days we could have gone and could only offer me one of the short pre sunset camel tours. In the end I booked with my second choice which was Red Sun Camels.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/125 sec at f/9, ISO 100

The sunset camel ride is the most popular tour. It takes about one hour to complete and involves a camel train walk up and back along the beautiful white sands of Cable Beach. On the way back you get to enjoy the sun setting over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean whilst sitting high atop your camel.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/160 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

The ride was actually surprisingly smooth and calm. Having ridden horses before I was expecting the hour long ride to be a bit tiring but the slow rocking gait of the camels was very soothing.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 500

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