View of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's falconry party riding camels in Al Khatam sands near Jebel Hafeet (Jabal Hafit). In the centre left foreground a man in a waistcoat and thobe (long shirt), possibly Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, rides at the front of a group of five camel riders. Two of the riders at the centre carry peregrine falcons on their arms. A young boy, possibly Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, follows along at the back of the group. In the far distance a line of low dunes rises just above the rocky plain. 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.
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