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September 8, 2016

A Sunbaked Snack

A flock of dromedary camels grazes within the desert landscape of Torūd in Iran’s Semnān Province. Dromedaries thrive in these conditions; their humps store up to 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of fat, which can be metabolized into water and energy when sustenance is unavailable, and they can subsist on the dry, thorny desert plants that other animals would reject. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Abbas Rastegar, National Geographic Your Shot

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