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A morning stroll along a geological phenomenon

An adorable Nubian ibex looks for breakfast on the edge of the Ramon Crater.


June 29, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
ibexibexPhoto: amira_a / Flickr
June 29, 2016 | Latest Photo

Now this is a real morning stroll. A Nubian Ibex trots along Israel's Ramon Crater near the southern Israel city of Beersheba. Unlike most craters, Ramon was not created when a meteor struck the earth's surface. Instead, it's really the largest "makhtesh" in the world, meaning it was created by erosion. The crater is more than 540 yards deep.

Want to see the crater for yourself? May we recommend you stay at the Beresheet Hotel, noted by the Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler, as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Guests flock there for solitude, serenity, and a drive down into the crater.

And as for those acrobatic ibexes, they hop around the resort and its nearby majestic surroundings, adding a playful atmosphere. "They're very tame and very used to people," Jacqueline Fierstein, a recent visitor, told From The Grapevine. "They come bounding out between the buildings, and they're very, very sweet. I had never seen them before."

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