Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels

A war photo a day #6

Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels

Uncategorized August 7, 2013 0

DaViD AXE photo Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels A war photo a day #6 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care... Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels
DaViD AXE photo

Finally, Some Frickin’ Camels

A war photo a day #6

Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my career at war, one jarring, haunting or sublime photo a day until I run out.

Traveling with British troops in southern Iraq in 2005, I complained that I never got to see camels. Goats, yes. Dogs, plenty. But no camels. Some desert this was.

One day on the road to Samawah, I fell asleep in an armored vehicle. It lurched to a halt, waking me. I gazed around … at hundreds of camels trotting across the road. I was too giddy to snap more than this one grainy photo. Iraq finally felt like a desert.

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