Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Sights from the Judean Desert

Drive two hours south of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and you find yourself in the Judean Desert.  Renowned for it’s awesome natural sights, it’s a frequent school trip – and one of my children was there last week…

The Judean desert is noted for it’s wadis, little cracks of canyons with water in the inhospitable desert.

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Looking high we can see some “nesher”, which is a condor-vulture but usually translated to eagle in English.  It’s the highest flying bird in Israel.

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Look at that smile, one very happy mountain gazelle…

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The stark views are stunning…

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And a natural spring and pool in the middle of the desert are what brings it all to life…

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Because there’s a little bit of green and one place with water, one shouldn’t get the wrong impression.  This IS a desert…

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More happy gazelle!  Not very afraid of humans.  Heck, the big ones are even hanging out by the bus parking lot!

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No Judean desert trip would be complete without the requisite camel ride.

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The Judean desert of Israel – NOT to be missed!  And just a few hours away!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is amazing how much Israel looks like other parts of the world!!! WOW!! Like we've seen this before!!

LondonMale said...

Thank you, very beautiful.
What is the stepped area with the guard rail please?

Neshama said...

Oh, that's so beautiful, breath-taking, but tell me, how did you get those people to stand upside down - in the 11th pic from the top? :-)

Speaking of Condors, Here's a link to a Condor Cam in Big Sur, Calif: www.ventanaws.org/condor_cam/
Israel's version are more attractive. I came across this as I was flying around online.

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