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Timna Valley: A Photographed Journey

“During the past two decades, my "second home" has been Timna Park, located in the beautiful Timna Valley on the west of the southern Arava River Valley, approximately 25 kilometers north of Eilat. It provides a rare geological window where spectacular rock formations from various eras are exposed. The ancient craggy granite of Mount Timna overlooks the soft lines of the younger red and white sandstone cliffs that surround the valley.

My days are full of breathtaking views such as gazelles grazing among the trees and desert vegetation while ibex climb the cliffs. Flash floods can change the dry desert almost instantly, "washing clean" the entire valley. The strong sunlight fades softly into starry nights that bring peace and appreciation for this gift of a wonderful life I have enjoyed in Timna.

I treasure the many magical moments in the beautiful natural setting of Timna. The wonders of creation and the life cycles I have witnessed, as well as the touches of mankind throughout the ages, will be cherished by me, always.

I was extremely fortunate to work with a dedicated, loyal staff and to have the pleasure of meeting travelers, researchers, tourists, investors, and donors as individuals, and in groups.

Timna awakened in me the love of photography as a means to "preserve" the enchanting moments I have experienced in Timna. I want to share a selection of the thousands of moments I have "captured" in photos. I feel privileged to offer a "gift" of mine to this marvelous park that has given me so much.

I hope you will enjoy it.” - Hagit Gal

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