Location: Camels & riders at sunset, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India(26.92oN, 70.9oE)
Date: 30 Dec 2008; 5.10pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5
Jaisalmer, one of the most popular destinations in Rajasthan, borders with Pakistan and shares the Thar Desert. One of the usual activities while in Jaisalmer is to take a so-called "camel safari" out into, and spend a night in the desert under the stars. The Thar Desert is not exactly the sand dune-type deserts, the likes of those in Africa, that one normally associate with. In fact most of the desert is scrubby and covered with small gravels, instead of sand. There are small portions of the desert that is sandy and they are actually sand dunes; however such area is rather small and the sand dunes are not very high. Nonetheless it is still fun to spend a day (and/or night) out in the desert, so close to urban amenities.