The sun was hot, but the competition was even hotter.
The King Abdulaziz Camel Festival is the largest of its kind, drawing titans of business and politics from across the Middle East each year.
"A full, droopy lip and large features are essential to achieving camel celebrity-status."
It's Alice Springs' middle finger to spring racing.
Desert Farms brand camel milk is sold in Whole Foods and other organic grocers in California and by mail-order through his website, retailing for $18 per pint online. But that's not the problem.
The story of how Afghan cameleers helped settle rural Australia in the 19th century.
As the bush dries up, migrating camels in search of water are leaving a trail of destruction across the state.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."