Monday, January 07, 2008

En Gedi - Nahal David

Since we were in the area, I wanted to go to En Gedi on our way back to Jerusalem. (We passed by the Ahava factory...)
En Gedi Israel As we started the walk, I heard, "Why are we here, exactly?"
Nahal David (En Gedi) Israel "Yes, I know you like that kind of picture & water is pretty in the desert, but please tell me this is not the only reason why we came here."
Rock Hyrax "Yes, that is neat." A Rock Hyrex.
Nubian Ibex "OOOh, Amy get a picture of that." A Nubian Ibex.
Nubian Ibex And another...
Nahal David, Israel (En Gedi) "Amy climb up here..."
Then we hiked up & saw more of these:
Nubian Ibex
& these
Rock Hyrax
&
Nahal David (En Gedi) Israel
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Nahal David (En Gedi) Israel
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Nahal David (En Gedi) Israel (Another favorite photo.)
&
Nahal David (En Gedi) Israel
& That is why we came here.
Mind you that while this is a Nature Reserve with all of the wild Hyrex & Ibex, that they are not fed by the visitors... The animals were there because they wanted to be, not because there was a coin op machine with feed enticeing them to stay put.

Next & final stop Jerusalem.

3 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

Beautiful spot!! I'm just loving your trip reports and pictures.

woof nanny said...

Animals and waterfalls...it doesn't get much better than that.

Jeanne said...

Ibexes and hyraxes -- animals I only know of in zoos or in Bible stories.
Jeanne