Sometimes the field of photography really yields awesomely insane situations and opportunities that you just know you’d never encounter if you were working in any other field. Take this past Monday. I was standing in a zoo in Palm Desert with a camel swiveling its giant camel head with its saggy camel lips over my head as it searched for more paint-soaked canvases to nibble.

No, really.

The fabulous ladies at Simply Mumtaz Events put on some razzle-dazzle for the WTUI Conference attendees in the African Village Watutu at The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden this week, and despite some harrowing weather, there was still plenty of fun (and deliciousness!) to be had.

There were rats...who could play basketball. DUNK IT, LITTLE FURRY SHAQ!

Clyde the "artist" camel

Joella from Simply Mumtaz and Clyde make a painting!

What does the world look like with googly camel eyes?

Jennifer of Simply Mumtaz dishes the delegations

What a crazy awesome event.  Gotta love a unique venue that boasts talented ungulates!