Despite popular belief, a camel's hump stores not water, but fat - about 80 pounds of it. With this energy supply on its back, camel can go several days without eating. As it goes through the fat store, the hump shrinks and gets flabby. It gets firm again after the animal refuels.

Despite popular belief, a camel's hump stores not water, but fat - about 80 pounds of it. With this energy supply on its back, camel can go several days without eating. As it goes through the fat store, the hump shrinks and gets flabby. It gets firm again

Fancy Camel Watercolor Illustration Print by KaraEndres on Etsy, $25.00♥•♥•♥

Fancy Camel

Robyn with her camel Zeleika: For two years before she started the trek, Robyn trained the camels and learned how to survive in the harsh desert

Photographs capture Robyn Davidson's 1700 mile trek across Australia

GLOBETROTTER // female travel adventurers // ROBYN DAVIDSON // with her camel Zeleika: For two years before she started the trek, Robyn trained the camels and learned how to survive in the harsh desert

Camel's whiskers & eyelashes up-close by andrzej bochenski

[Camel's Whiskers & Eyelashes] *NOTE the double row of lashes the camel has to assist with keeping out the relentless shifting sand grains of his surrounding.

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