Northrup.org Banner
Camels, Camel Pictures, Facts, and Information
1 2 >

Dromedary camel


Dromedary camel

Dromedary camel

Dromedary camel
Dromedary camel
Dromedary camel
Dromedary camel
Dromedary camel

Camel face closeup


Camel face closeup
Camel face closeup

Camel closeup


Camel closeup
1 2 >
Pictures of camels, which have an amazing capacity for storing water to aid surviving harsh desert climates. These camels are in a zoo, and not the desert.  Camels that have one hump are known as dromedaries while camels with two humps are called bacterian. In either case these humps are used to store fat in times of scarce food.
The camels' natural desert habitat has lead to several other adaptations including a nictitating membrane on the eye and double rows of extra long eyelashes to be used as protection against flying sand.  They also have broad feet enabling them to walk better in snow and sand.  A camels' split upper lip helps them to gain access to sparce vegatation between rocks and hard to reach places.  People have been using camels for thousands of years as transportation, pack animals, for milk, leather, and in modern applications for fuel produced from its' dung.