A gathering of thousands of well groomed camels, hardened traders, devote pilgrims and holy men, gypsy dancers, moustached macho men, traveling troubadours, wall of death daredevils and scores of camera touting tourists.

The annual Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. At first, events of this scale tend to overwhelm. Potential images are everywhere and therefore it is hard to get focussed. But this late in the year the light in Rajasthan is on the photographer’s side, even when your aiming your camera against it. The “Golden Hours” in the morning and at at the end of the day last a long time and once you have familiarised yourself with the organised mayhem that surrounds you taking pictures becomes a poetic expression.

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