Camel Racing (Photo Post)

Camel racing is a popular sport in Oman.  The last day of the season is a celebration with races and cultural events.  This first photo entry is about the races. Enjoy.

All dressed up to walk down the road to the race track.

All dressed up to walk down the road to the race track.

Nearing the finish line after 8km of running.

Nearing the finish line after 8km of running.

A tiny robotic rider.

A tiny robotic rider.

Each race begins kilometers away from the stands and live feed is the only way to watch a majority of the event.

Each race begins kilometers away from the stands and live feed is the only way to watch a majority of the event.

A whole new level of exhaustion.

A whole new level of exhaustion.

A unique chance to see riders with their animals.  This young boy is preparing to stand and wave at the crowd as he crosses the finish line.

A unique chance to see riders with their animals.  This young boy is preparing to stand and wave at the crowd as he crosses the finish line.

The trophies his family won are almost as big as he is tall.

The trophies his family won are almost as big as he is tall.

Heading home after the races.  Farewell to the exciting season.

Heading home after the races.  Farewell to the exciting season.