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...)
As we started the walk, I heard, "Why are we here, exactly?"
"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."
"Yes, that is neat." A Rock Hyrex.
"OOOh, Amy get a picture of that." A Nubian Ibex.
"Amy climb up here..."
Then we hiked up & saw more of these:
(Another favorite photo.)
& 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.