Rosh Hanikra is on a high mountain known as the "Ladder Range" on the northern tip of Israel(the ladder of Tzur – Tyre). This whole mountain range has been declared a nature reserve and consists of about 5000 dunams.
The western foothills of the mountain are where the tourist site of Rosh Hanikra is located. This mountain is part of the Galilee mountain ridge, and is the only ridge in Israel which continues westward to the sea, descending into it in a steep cliff without a flat sand strip.
The grottoes in this mountain side, the main attraction of this site, resulted from an ongoing geological process over thousands of years.The length of the walking track at the site of the natural grottoes is around 200 meters.
The day I visited was, as it usualy is in July, very hot, humid and the light extreemly bright. The people walking on the ridge are coming out after going down into the grottoes,which are even more humid and damp but amazingly beautiful.
- Copyright: Rut Lachmann (rutil) (84)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-07
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Here and there - Israel [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 2:09