Rest Stop

PhotographerGal Gross
PrizeHonorable Mention
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.