As I’ve been working to prepare for the the The Bethlehem Christmas Project, I started thinking of some of the images I have collected over the years during my time on the ground. Some of them are poignant and some are whimsical like this one. I plan on posting a few here and there as we get closer to December.
The one you see here is of a camel at the Caves of Qumran (the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found). At the time, I was shooting with a Rebel XTI and an EF 75-300 lens – that lens died on that trip. This is one of the last images I was able to shoot with it.
By the way, if you can zoom in, you will see flies on the camel and buzzing around him. The downsizing for getting this on the web obscures them to a certain degree, but they are there.