Serene Lake In a Valley Surrounded By Deep Blue Mountains
The Hula Valley is an agricultural region in northern Israel with abundant freshwater, which used to be Lake Hula, prior to its draining. It is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. Lake Hula and the marshland surrounding it were a breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying malaria, and so were drained in the 1950s. A small section of the valley was later re-flooded in an attempt to revive a nearly extinct ecosystem. An estimated 500 million migrating birds now pass through the Hula Valley every year. We managed to see many birds and it truly was an incredibly peaceful valley, I am so happy I managed to get a shot that I feel captured some of the beauty of the place.