15 of Israel's environmental wonders

Israel's varied climate and intriguing geology has shaped breathtaking formations across the country.

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Lake Ram Lake Ram (Photo: Asaf Eliason/Shutterstock)

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Lake Ram

Located amid the beautiful mountains of northern Israel, Lake Ram is an example of the beauty that can come from destruction. 

Formed by the collapse of a volcano caused by an explosion of super hot water, Lake Ram is a kind of crater lake called a maar.

Local legend points to a different origin of the lake, however: an old myth says it's the tear-filled eye of a woman whose husband no longer loved her.

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