Aug 3rd

2012

Mongolia Snapshots

The ubiquitous UAZ, the Russian 4×4 vans you see everywhere in Mongolia. I want one of these so bad I can almost taste it. A few more snapshots from the Hasselblad in Mongolia:

Self portrait. Mongolia, 2012.

I walked past this thing (below) several times before I really saw it, stopped dead in my tracks and said, or thought, something along the lines of, “In the name of all that is holy, WHAT IS THAT THING?” It still confuses me – and scares me – a little. Any guesses?

It’s a long weekend here and we’re heading out in a couple hours to throw gear into Emily (the Jeep) and head to Princeton, BC, to spend the weekend on the Whipsaw Trail, one of the top ten 4×4 routes in North America. Hoping for adventure, looking for beauty. Have a great weekend, wherever you are. :-)

Comments (16)
  1. August 3, 2012 at 10:00 am

    have a great weekend! (…funny have been to Princeton, NJ last weekend). the last photo? no idea what it is, but it looks definitely mythical.

  2. guest

    August 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

    David, don’t you know it’s ‘Buck Camel’, ‘Joe Camel’s’ cousin.

    Joe only got the job over Buck because they thought he looked better on film. So they whisked young Joe off to the States for an whirlwind ride to fame. Their relationship was never the same after that.

  3. August 3, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Nice shots. Very cool truck. What would you call this one David?

    Regarding the statue, I found this folk tale about the Camel who was cheated of his antlers. I’m sure there must be a connection:

    http://members.home.nl/marcmarti/yugur/folktale/eyu01a.htm

  4. Jo

    August 3, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Looks like a cross between a reindeer and a camel. Do reindeer get as far south as Mongolia?

  5. Michael B

    August 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Is it a camalope?

  6. August 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    LOL…the last image I don’t know but I’m still laughing at Michael B’s response. Awesome images. Have a great long weekend.

  7. Liat

    August 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    nice shots, love the simplicity of them. :)

  8. August 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Love the framing on all of these but especially the window against the sky. Could look at it all day.

  9. August 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Sweet images overall, love the “self portrait”, although I must say you look a “shadow” of yourself. ;-)

  10. john

    August 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    why not get a Unimog
    Just google it

  11. August 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Oh that? Why, It’s a reincamel of course :-)

  12. August 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    This post has pretty much got me obsessed with the UAZ-452. I thought, “that’s a cool car” which spawned a quick internet search which spawned a non-so-quick internet search. I love some of the camper-van mods people do.

  13. August 7, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Great to saw all photos, Amazing. I love 4th one most { mongolia-2-C }, Thanks for the post.

  14. T Clark

    August 23, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I love the “I love you” image! Do you sell prints? Also, thank you for the wonderful inspiration through your books and your work.

  15. David

    August 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    T Clark, I’d happily do what it takes to get a print into your hands. Where can I get a hold of you re. details?