Standing full length portrait of Wilfred Thesiger and his camel taken during his party's journey from the As Saruq sands to Abu Dhabi. Wilfred Thesiger stands in a large expanse of flat sand to the left of the camel on which he made his second journey across the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali). He is wearing a headscarf, a long shirt (thobe), and a khanjar (dagger) in a cartridge belt around his waist. In one hand he holds a camel stick and in the other he holds a rifle and the head rope for his camel. His camel is saddled and heavily loaded with gear, and looks off into the right distance.
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