A camel’s large, dark eyes are protected by three eyelids.  The two outer eyelids have long, thick eyelashes that protect the eyes from swirling sand.  A thin inner eyelid winks over the eyeball and wipes off any dust that may get in.  thick eyebrows shade the eyes from the glare of the desert sun.

The camel’s nostrils are slanting slits that can be closed tightly, serving as additional protection against the blowing sand.  The camel’s ears are covered with hair, even on the inside.  The hair helps to keep out sand or dust that might blow into the camel’s ears.–Dick Rogers