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Judean desert blooms lushly

Videographer produces phenomenal clip featuring the region’s astonishing topography after rainfall

The Judean Desert in bloom after the winter of 2015. (screen capture: Vimeo/Aloni)
The Judean Desert in bloom after the winter of 2015. (screen capture: Vimeo/Aloni)

A breathtaking video of the Judean desert in bloom released last week depicts the greenery of the region following an unusually wet winter season.

The video, produced by Amir Aloni, offers aerial views of the region’s famously rugged topography, with its rolling hills and treacherous cliff faces.

The Judean highlands stretch east of Jerusalem and extend south past the Dead Sea. Admired by Israelis for its natural beauty, the region is often eclipsed by the much larger and drier Negev desert to its south.

The two-minute clip is one of several short films shared by the Israeli videographer on his Vimeo account.

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