Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning ( Camels )

I didn’t expect there were camels in the grassland.

Woke up early in the morning and wandered into the grassland.DSCF2210

It rained the day before and there was no sunrise.

There were quite a few camels that have woken up and grazing on the grassland in Inner Mongolia.DSCF2209

Although, I didn’t expect so many of them.

They were not as tall as the ones I saw in Egypt or India.DSCF2207

They have double humps too.

I surmised that they were raised by people in the area  and are not wild ones.

Also nearby were some horses.

 

The Inner Mongolia Picture

Summer is short in Inner Mongolia.

The green green grass has quickly disappeared and the land become parched and sandy once again.DSCF2199A

It was getting dark; appearing in the horizon are some horses and a scooter – which reminded me that I was actually in Inner Mongolia.

A place which I can imagine to be bleak and very cold in the Winter.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue (Yunnan)

It was cold and we were up in the mountains of Yunnan, China.

Our trip brought us to the Napa Lake; but at this time of the year, the lake was totally dry so that you can walk on the lake bottom.

As the extent of the lake was immense, horses were available for renting out.DSC_0103

We walked the lake and felt the immensity of the place.

Walking back we noted these three girls, who looked after the horses, were in a dialogue.

Their costumes and colors have prompted me taking this picture.

Of course, I never knew what they were chatting about!

 

The Flowers, Stream and Animals Outside My Mongolian Yurt

Woke up early with the anticipation of seeing the sunrise.

There was no sunrise, so slipped out of the yurt for an early morning walk.DSCF2222

I was delighted by the flowers just outside the yurt. Not sure what those flowers were but they look photogenic.DSCF2225

Further along, there are also some white flowers and plant which captured my eye.DSCF2213

Wandering further out to the steppes, I was surprised to see a stream babbling along at this time of the year – everything looks so tranquil.DSCF2207

Then some camels came along. I guess we were doing the same thing – having an early morning walk.DSCF2210

I walked quietly towards them and took some photos.DSCF2216

Then came the Mongolian horses. . . . . . . . . .  and more horses.DSCF2217

By now, the stream seem to be getting busier.

I knew I had a perfect morning and I should be on my way back to the yurt and have a hearty breakfast!