The Negev – Eilat Mountains and the Red Canyon

Eilat Mountains, Negev Desert, Israel

Eilat is located at the most southern point of Israel at the Red Sea close to the borders of Jordan in the East and Egypt in the west. The Eilat mountain range belongs to the southern part of the Negev desert. Particularly fascinating are the various colors of that mountain range which I captured in the above photo: the red sandstone, the yellow limestone and conglomerate and the dark gray granite.

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The Negev – Desert Zin and the En Avdat Canyon

Desert Zin, Negev, Israel

The southern part of Israel is a desert – the Negev Desert. Towards the north of the Negev, is the Zin Desert located. The name comes from the Nahal (stream) Zin. The Avdat spring which created a deep canyon feeds the Nahal Zin. In the midst of the desert the little stream meanders like a large green snake.

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