Cactus Canyan: Nahal El-Al Nature Reserve

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Jennifer Leevan

This beautiful landscape is one of the most captivating parts of the Middle East. Located in Israel just East of the Sea of Galilee, Nahal El-Al Nature Reserve is characterized by stunning views of the surrounding lands, and the flora is rich in cacti and blossoming flowers. Peering past the bristly plant in the foreground the distant hills seem to stretch on into eternity in contrast to the canyon in the middle which has been carved by the famous basaltic black waters of the Golan. The photograph captures the landscapes character: dangerous up close but majestic from afar.

Location: Nahal El-Al Nature Reserve, Golan Heights, Israel


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