27 January 2018

Shooting a camel race

On a freezing early morning, the small tribe I was part of went down to the valley with two camels and four pickups. This picture was taken exactly five minutes before the race start suddenly. Quickly, I decided to stay on the back of this massive Toyota LandRover Defender to shoot. Open air, wide panorama, the best place from a shooting point of view… But actually the most dangerous. 23km of race at full speed surrounded by hundreds of wild bedouin pickup drivers. No limits. No rules.

It is by far the most epic and extreme shooting experience I ever put myself into as an travel photographer.

Here is a GoPro footage that gives an idea of the atmosphere.

January 2017, Wadi Zelega, Sinai, Egypt.

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