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Shmuel Halevi | profile | all galleries >> Desertophilia tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Desertophilia

The Negev desert in Israel is a fascinating place
There is the Dead Sea, which is considered the lowest
place on earth below sea level, there is the Judean desert
and there is the Negev desert itself
Most of the land is arid and desolate, yet one can find
areas of water and oasis
The patterns and colors of the rocks, canyons and land are
stunning in their beauty
I am sure that after seeing these images you will grasp the meaning of
DESERTOPHILIA

The Dead-Sea view
The Dead-Sea view
The Zohar canyon
The Zohar canyon
Another Dead-Sea view
Another Dead-Sea view
The Zohar pillbox
The Zohar pillbox
Patterns of harmony in the wilderness
Patterns of harmony in the wilderness
Black magic
Black magic
The road of the braves
The road of the braves
Concealed bottle
Concealed bottle
Arid
Arid
At last... some shade.
At last... some shade.
A road to nowhere
A road to nowhere
Two roads diverged in a yellow desert...
Two roads diverged in a yellow desert...
Deserted roads
Deserted roads
A flock of jeeps
A flock of jeeps
Dad, Can we take this stone with us?
Dad, Can we take this stone with us?
A human lizard
A human lizard
The enthusiast
The enthusiast
Desert... deserted... desire... destination?
Desert... deserted... desire... destination?
A dead end
A dead end
Easy now, buddy. A little to the right.
Easy now, buddy. A little to the right.
What's the rush?
What's the rush?
Water?
Water?
A fjord!
A fjord!
A water fall?!
A water fall?!
Sleek
Sleek
A river?!
A river?!
A lake?!
A lake?!
No fish here...
No fish here...
Irrigating a barren land
Irrigating a barren land
Patterns
Patterns
The mighty jump
The mighty jump
We made it...
We made it...
Preparing for the next adventurer
Preparing for the next adventurer
The Flour Cave - Nachal Prazim, Judean desert
The Flour Cave - Nachal Prazim, Judean desert
Pitch dark here.. spooky.
Pitch dark here.. spooky.
Flour Cave - inside
Flour Cave - inside
...and outside
...and outside
Resting, riding, photographing... etc.
Resting, riding, photographing... etc.
Rocky figures
Rocky figures
Engraving... carving... what?
Engraving... carving... what?
Trying to fly?
Trying to fly?
Let's do it again
Let's do it again
But who is the artist?
But who is the artist?
Going out. Adieu.
Going out. Adieu.
Traces of water
Traces of water
Unbelievable!
Unbelievable!
Smooth
Smooth
No more water
No more water
Gorge
Gorge
The cliff
The cliff
On a fragile shelf
On a fragile shelf
Hey you.. people.. come closer will you?
Hey you.. people.. come closer will you?
Indian style burial (no photomontage here, honest)
Indian style burial (no photomontage here, honest)
On the edge
On the edge
The canyon
The canyon
Another angle
Another angle
Mighty stones
Mighty stones
The slit
The slit
Parking
Parking
To the crater
To the crater
Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!
On we go
On we go
The waterfall (on a day without water)
The waterfall (on a day without water)
A sign of forest..?
A sign of forest..?
Camping
Camping
The waterfall A
The waterfall A
The waterfall B
The waterfall B
Curvatures
Curvatures
A mountains goat
A mountains goat
Twistings
Twistings
Towards the end
Towards the end
The Kassandra crossing
The Kassandra crossing
Aha... I knew it!
Aha... I knew it!
Trying to help
Trying to help
At a loss...
At a loss...
Please save me...
Please save me...
What shall we do?
What shall we do?
Tai Chi. Of course.
Tai Chi. Of course.
Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2
Tai Chi 2
Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 4
Tai Chi 4
Tai Chi 5
Tai Chi 5
Desert sunset
Desert sunset
and more.
and more.
Oasis
Oasis
A real paradise
A real paradise
Reflections
Reflections
The water keeper
The water keeper
Convoy
Convoy
Meditation
Meditation
Morning over the crater
Morning over the crater
Convoy II
Convoy II
Landscapes
Landscapes
Landscapes
Landscapes
Hiking in the desert
Hiking in the desert
Eyn Aqev
Eyn Aqev
Morning over the crater
Morning over the crater
Salt and emerald water
Salt and emerald water
Salt and emerald water
Salt and emerald water
Sunrise above the mountains of Edom
Sunrise above the mountains of Edom
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea
Salt at the Dead Sea
Salt at the Dead Sea
Sun rise over the Judean desert
Sun rise over the Judean desert
Dead Sea vicinity
Dead Sea vicinity
Too much salt?
Too much salt?
Salt or snow?
Salt or snow?
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Entrapped
Entrapped
Entrapped
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Islands of salt
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Sunrise
The rope bridge over Nachal Bsor
The rope bridge over Nachal Bsor