Every January, thousands of visitors go to Bikaner, India to see the famous Camel festival. It begins with the procession ofbeautifully decorated camels, a competition for best decorated camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the best camel hair cut.
Next day, the fleetest camels of the region take part in the camel races. According to photographer Osakabe Yasuo, preparing camel’s hair for the competition may take up to three years to create. First,the hair needs to be grown for two years. Then the hair is trimmed into intricate patterns and dyed for the dramatic effect you see below.