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Photo of the Week – Poppies in Emeq HaEla

In January it was kalaniot (red anemones) in bloom, now in April it’s poppies. I am always happy to take you exploring nature sites in Israel. This photo was taken in Emeq HaEla.

Poppies Emeq HaEla

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon digital SLR camera in the afternoon (ISO 200, 35mm, F10 at 1/250 sec). Clicking on the image will display it larger.

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Photo of the Week – Sea of Galilee (Kinneret)

The Sea of Galilee, called the Kinneret in Hebrew, is the lowest freshwater lake in the world at an elevation of 212 meters below sea level, part of the Great African Rift. It is 21 km by 13 km with a circumference of 53km – I’d be happy to take you on a tour around the lake by bicycle. This photo was taken from Almagor, a moshav to the north of the lake, the site of the Battle of Tel Motilla between Syria and Israel in 1951, one of many attacks by Syria from the Golan Heights.

Sea of Galilee from Almagor

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon digital SLR camera and 18-200mm lens in April (ISO 200, 36mm, F11 at 1/500 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Makhtesh

The Makhtesh HaKatan (Small Makhtesh) is the smallest (about 5km x 7km) of 3 makhteshim, a geological land formation in the Negev desert, known also as an erosion cirque. This photo was taken from the rim, looking down into the makhtesh.

Small MakhteshYou can click on the image for a larger view (which may take some time to load depending on your Internet connection). Please share this post with your friends by clicking on the icons at the end of this message.

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon point and shoot camera in January (ISO 100, 8mm, F7.6 at 1/250 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Dead Sea Works Moonrise

Highway <90> is a scenic road that runs along the western shore of the Dead Sea to Eilat. If you are driving at night the Dead Sea Works (DSW) appears like a mirage in the desert, like some alien space station of lights and structures.

Because the Dead Sea is incredibly rich in minerals, sodium, potassium, calcium, bromine, and magnesium salts (21 minerals, twelve of which are not found in any other water body) it is a desirable and profitable location for mineral extraction. The DSW is the world’s fourth largest producer and supplier of potash products.

Dead Sea Works MoonriseYou can click on the image for a larger view (which may take some time to load depending on your Internet connection). Please share this post with your friends by clicking on the icons at the end of this message.

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon D90 DSLR and 18-70mm lens at 8pm in June (ISO 200, 50mm, F4.5 at 1/40 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Tumulus in Negev

In a hike in the Negev, in the area of Mount Arkov (across the road from Avdat) to see the rock drawings and tulips in bloom, I took this photo of a tumulus, a mound of stones raised over a grave. The tumulus and rock drawings or petroglyphs may be from early hunter-gatherers, dated to the fourth millennium BCE.

Tumulus NegevYou can click on the image for a larger view (which may take some time to load depending on your Internet connection). Please share this post with your friends by clicking on the icons at the end of this message.

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon D90 DSLR and 18-200mm lens in November (ISO 200, 36mm, F11 at 1/500 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Geomorphology

Geomorphology is the is the scientific study of landforms and the processes that shape them. My teacher, Menahem Marcus called it פיסול הנוף, the sculpting of the landscape by surface processes that comprise the action of water, wind, ice, fire, and living things on the surface of the Earth. This photo of a natural pool in Wadi Qelt, itself a stream bed sculpted by the action of water, has been sculpted into an interesting shape.

Wadi Qelt poolYou can click on the image for a larger view (which may take some time to load depending on your Internet connection). Please share this post with your friends by clicking on the icons at the end of this message.

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon point and shoot camera in October (ISO 100, 8mm, F2.8 at 1/50 sec).

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Photo of the Week – Look over Jordan

The Great Rift valley is a unique geographical formation, a crack in the earth’s crust that runs approximately 6000 km from Mozambique to northern Syria. The section from the Dead Sea to the Sea of Galilee is called the Jordan Rift valley and separates Israel from Jordan. This photo was shot in the late afternoon, looking east towards the mountains of Jordan, biblically the mountains of Moab and Edom.

Look over Jordan

The technical details – the photo was taken with a Nikon D90 DSLR and 18-200mm lens in February (ISO 200, 70mm, F10 at 1/320 sec).

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