Rest Stop

PhotographerGal Gross
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryPetah Tikva, Israel
Photo Date2015-2017
Technical InfoShot with Nikon D90 & D750
Entry Description

These pictures were taken at Hula Valley Nature Reserve in northern Israel at sunrise and early morning during my annual visits there. This nature reserve is a major stopover for bird migrating along the Syrian-African rift valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. More than 300 different species of birds pass through this area and over 500 million birds pass through Hula Valley each year. I visit the Valley every year at the beginning of winter, stay in a hiding place in order to take pictures of cranes.