TOKYO-2018 People / Children

The Boy & His Camel

  • Prize
    Bronze in People/Children
  • Photographer
    Shyamala Thilagaratnam
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D810 / Nikkor 28-300mm, Iso 800, F/11, 1/250s, 250mm
  • Photo Date
    February 2018

In the remote Turkana region, camels are a sign of wealth - and the boys start learning to herd their family's livestock at a very young age. It was amazing how even the little-est of tots like this one herded these huge camels with confidence and ease across the dunes, to and from watering points.

I'm based in Singapore, a medical doctor by training; photography and my day job at Singapore's Health Promotion Board keep me happy in equal measure. I love travelling - especially to off-the-grid places, where the wifi is weak.