A Night at the Camel Fair: Fire-Dancing and Death-Defying Motorcycles


Photos: A Night at the Camel Fair: Death-Defying Motorcycles and Fire-Dancing

The Pushkar Camel Fair, called Mela here, was in town and a small carnival sat at the edge of the sprawling grounds. There were three Ferris wheels and several other spinning rides, but what caught my eye was a large circular construction that looked like a giant neon-lit salad spinner. It proved to be exactly what I’d hoped it would be: a daredevil ride where men on motorcycles ride in circles up the steep walls, defying gravity. [Read more…]

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Sarah November 20, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Love the shot. It’s always hard for me to shot at night..


wes November 20, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Thanks! Yeah, low-light is tough. I’m happy just to get anything in those conditions…


Pirate63 November 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Awesome Wes ,I haven’t seen one of those for years!