Cranes Hermon
Less than three hours drive to the south: The Negev Plateau
Hermon Gebirge
Kraniche, Cranes, israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche Morgenrot
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Cranes, Kraniche, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Golan, Israel
Cranes Hermon
Less than three hours drive to the south: The Negev Plateau
Hermon Gebirge
Kraniche, Cranes, israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche Morgenrot
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Cranes, Kraniche, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Kraniche, Cranes, Israel
Golan, Israel

Israel December 2013

Impressions from a 10 days trip to the North and the South of Israel in the cold December 2013.

Israel suffered from an unprecedented cold snap with a lot of snow in December. For many residents this meant power outages and trafficchaos. Our trip thus could not have taken place in a better period. Roads were free when we arrived but the hills of the Galilee and the Hermon Mountains as well as the Golan plateau were still covered with a lot of snow - giving plenty of opportunities for photography.

During our trip also still about 35.000 Cranes were present in the Hula Valley, their most important stopover site on the way to their wintering grounds in Ethiopia.

Also more than a dozen of Greater Spotted Eagles were wintering. The second part of the trip we spent in the southern Negev region looking for wintering Sociable Lapwings and Imperial Eagles.