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Camels at sunset in Khongor Els in the Gobi. (Also spelt as Khongoryn / Hongor Els). The sand dunes on the left, are 300 metres high, and amongst the world's highest. But what impressed me more, was their length of 450 km. The dunes run parallel between 2 mountain ranges. I attempted to climb them, but gave up at the 200 metre mark, as it was just too steep. Storm clouds are building up, & it actually rained that night with thunder & lightning. A big surprise in the Gobi Desert.

From wikipedia: "The Bactrian camel has two humps on it's back, in contrast to the Dromedary, also known as the Arabian Camel, which has one." (Australian camels were imported from Afghanistan in the 19th century, & have one hump.)

"Nearly all of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrian Camels alive today are domesticated." Only 950 remain in the wild.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bactrian_camel

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