The Majesty of Dubai’s Racing Camels in Training [Gallery]

Although there is still a chill in the air, the early morning sun begins to heat up the sand dunes as the camels trot past, their padded feet scarcely making a sound on the desert floor. Stately seniors, with trainers perched on their backs, lead one or two youngsters by ropes tied around their necks. They are here at the Dubai Camel Racetrack, where photographer Khalid Aziz came to capture these stunning photographs, taken over three visits in February 2012.

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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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