Thursday, January 14, 2010

Clouds over Ein Gedi

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An ibex in the clouds.

For SkyWatch Friday--today's sky over the Judean Desert!

A friend and I took the bus down to the Dead Sea this morning.

Just 65 minutes out of Jerusalem and we were in Ein Gedi.
We hiked up and down in two different canyons for seven hours.
The Wilderness of Judea is so beautiful!
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20 comments:

Nadege said...

Gorgeous!

Guy D said...

These are fantastic to say the least.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Al said...

Great photos. That really looks like a desert, very dry. The ibex is fascinating, we have bighorn sheep in our mountains and they will climb anywhere.

J Bar said...

Amazing skies. Love the mountain goat.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

toby said...

Just breathtaking - well shot!

Light and Voices said...

Fantastic!
Joyce, IL, USA

Linda said...

I agree that the wilderness of Judea is beautiful. YYou have to have experienced it to understand it fully.

Kay said...

You hiked for SEVEN hours?!? Wow! I hope you brought a lot of water with you.

Regina said...

Awesome captures!

Have a great weekend.

Ann said...

Like the composition of the 2nd one with the road drawing your eye into the shot. I love deserts - I'm strange that way - there's something clean about them. What's the cute animal?

Suzanne said...

I love the ibex in the sky, beautiful photos Dina! Looks like you had fun.

Dimple said...

Beautiful. I especially like the sky over the desert.

Vicki said...

Love the starkness of the landscape. My favourite pic, though, has to be the one with the ibex -- king of his mountain . Why is that goats always want to stand on the highest point?

Spiderdama said...

Great place and shot!:-) I had been there when we were in Israel and it was so incredibly beautiful!
Wish you a great weekend!

Eki said...

From your photos, it surely looks like a great place to enjoy desert nature and have a bit of adventure.

SEVEN hours? That's a lot of walking and hiking for one day. It's a good exercise though. And I'm sure it's not as tiring as it sounds. I mean with all those fascinating displays the nature has to offer, seven hours would just feel like a moment.

Robin said...

Beautiful shots! I'm not used to seeing clouds over Ein Gedi, they're quite striking.

Pietro said...

What fine pictures, Dina! The photo of the ibex is amazing! :-)

VP said...

I missed Ein Gedi on a trip to Masada, too many things to see, thanks for these wonderful pictures.

Dick said...

Fantastic shots, the 2nd is my favorite.

Nathalie said...

Barren land, but that seven hour walk must have been a beautiful experience !

Thanks for taking us with you.