Jumping off Sand Dunes | Thar Desert, India | Photo Essay

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

When I was backpacking in India I embarked on a five day camel safari just outside of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan in the Thar Desert. My camel driver and his nephew were fantastic guides who took care of my every need. Near the end of our journey we took time to goof around a bit leaping/jumping off of sand dunes. There are no shots of me because neither of them really understood how to use my camera; however, I’m quite pleased with some of the shots I captured of them – especially of the teenage boy who appeared to be having the time of his life on his first ever outing. 

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India

This is a travel photo of a man of a man/boy jumping off a sand dune in the Thar Desert, India


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  3. I love jumpin’ pictures and hate it when people can’t take decent pictures. Especially during moments like these. I’m planning to make it out to Rajasthan in March, what company do you recommend for a 2-3 day camel safari?

    1. Thanks Gerard, I wish I had a faster lens though for moments like these. Some of the photos aren’t as sharp as I would like 🙂 I think if you went with Ganesh or Satyam those would be your best bets. You’ll have a lot of fun & it’s one of the cheapest (yet most rewarding tours) I’ve ever been on.

  4. says: Davis

    It looks like fun. Too bad there weren’t any shots of you taking the jump. I would have loved to see your moves. They look like they are having so much fun. I hope I can find a place here where I can practice.

  5. Nice set! I love Jumpshots and the story behind the characters. I bet the younger boy really enjoyed the photo session. Hope he visits your blog soon and see his happy jump moments. Take a leap! 😀