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5月 11 2008

Mother Camel and Baby, Sahara, Chad, 1999

Published by at 21:06 under Photo of the Day

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/camel-watering-hole-steinmetz.html

Mother Camel and Baby, Sahara, Chad, 1999
Photograph by George Steinmetz

A young dromedary camel peeks underneath its mother as she casually drinks in the Guelta Archeï, a steep canyon in the Chadian Sahara. But camels beware. These isolated waters hold a zoological surprise: Algae, fertilized by camel droppings, are eaten by fish that are preyed upon by a group of crocodiles.

(Text adapted from and photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, “Journey to the Heart of the Sahara,” March 1999, National Geographic magazine)

译文:

骆驼母子,撒哈拉,乍得,1999
摄影:George Steinmetz

在Guelta Archeï–乍得撒哈拉里的一个陡峭峡谷,一匹幼小的单峰驼从下面偷看着它正在随意地喝着水的母亲。但是骆驼们非常谨慎。这块孤立的水域保持着一个动物学上的奇迹:骆驼的粪便养活了藻类,鱼以藻类为食,又被鳄鱼所捕食。

(照片来源于《通行撒哈拉心脏地带的旅行》(1999年3月,国家地理杂志)未发表部分)



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