Luck was with me these last three weeks doing archaeology in Tiberias: no poisonous snakes or scorpions to photograph. Several fellow volunteers did encounter them at our site, however.
Instead, I'm happy to show you and the Camera-Critter friends some of the birds that grace the Sea of Galilee.
Early one morning the faint sound of birds way high up alerted us to a flock in migration!
Click to enlarge the photos, and maybe you can help me identify them?
Click on this one too, it's without the zoom.
You can just see a very lop-sided V formation.
They (storks maybe?) had just crossed the Sea of Galilee, flying from east to west.
At some point nearer the Mediterranean I imagine they would turn south and head for Africa.
Can you see the fish in the lake?!
These boulders along the shore would normally be covered by water. But over the last five years of drought, the lake has shrunk drastically.