Image: Ishaan Raghunandan
A Kharai camel plods and plops across the muddy banks of the Kutch district, searching for mangroves. Its long, skinny legs sink into the soft earth as it moves. It’s hard work, but the camel presses ahead regardless. It’s probably hungry and needs to get to those tasty mangrove leaves.
Suddenly, one foot sinks into a deep mud hole, then another. Before the camel knows what’s going on, it’s stuck and unable to climb out of the squelching patch of ooze. It struggles in vain.