Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected in Peace



"Connected Camels and Peace" at the Rub' al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

“Connected in Peace” at the Rub’ al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

After an adventurous ride on the camels in this photo, my family and I were able to take a break for some much needed water and had fun running up and down some of the massive dunes in the stunning Empty Quarter Desert. I happened to look over to where the camels were laying down enjoying their break and noticed one of the guides starting to get the camels up and then they all started their journey back to where they stay. I started snapping shots of them as they were leaving and then the camel guide suddenly turned and looked at me. To my surprise, he then smiled and held up the peace sign! I watched them for as long as I could until they faded away into the desert and the hazy sand.

As my family and I explore more of the world and live as expats, we have realized that a majority of the people we have met around the world have a strong desire to be connected to each other and the only way this works is to live together in “Peace”.