Portrait of a trained peregrine falcon and a thoroughbred Omani camel, belonging to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's hunting party, in the Al Khatam sands near Al Ain. In the foreground a peregrine falcon perches facing forward on a carved wooden wakir (block), its head (covered with a hood) turned towards the left. Next to the falcon on the right a thoroughbred Omani camel wearing a head rope is couched in the sand (only its head and neck are inside the frame). In the background a vast flat is dotted with low bushes, a few couched camels and a second resting falcon. This image was taken between December 20, 1948, and January 27, 1949, during which time Wilfred Thesiger stayed with Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Al Ain and joined him on a number of hunting excursions.
Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.