15 of Israel's environmental wonders

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

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Dead Sea at sunrise Dead Sea at sunrise (Photo: Ido Meirovich / Shutterstock)

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Dead Sea

One of Israel's most well-known features is the Dead Sea, the world's deepest hypersaline lake hosting on its shores the lowest point on dry land. 

Despite its salinity, microbial life thrives. A fungus growing at the Dead Sea has given researchers clues for developing saline agriculture. 

The Dead Sea is magnificent to behold, from the fascinating salt crystals to the eerie way people effortlessly float in place. 

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