Early Friday morning I went to the monthly program of Ben Gurion Heritage Institute at Kibbutz Sde Boker.
Before his lecture about bird migration our guide, Meidad Goren, took us down into the spectacular Ein Avdat canyon to watch birds.
It was my first visit and I was very excited.
I was even excited about the hairpin curves of the steep road that led down to the valley floor and to the entrance to the nature reserve.
I was snapping pictures from the bus window at every turn.
Only back home, looking at the downloaded photos, did I suddenly see animals in the center of this one!
A baby ibex trying to get up behind mama ibex on the top of a narrow ridge, right there in the middle of nowhere!
You'll have to click on the photo, and then once again, to get it large enough to see the sweet mountain goats.
If ibex come near you inside the canyon, do not feed them.
Oh, and also "do not annoy the wild animals."
(Linking to Camera Critters and to Signs, signs.)
See more about ibex at http://jerusalemhillsdailyphoto.blogspot.co.il/2013/11/ibex-free-and-friendly.html