A photographer in Israel. (shutterstock)


Israel recently hosted the an international photography festival in the Arava Desert, which attracted shutterbugs from around the world.

The Arava International Photography Festival recently took place in southern Israel, offering 150 photographers from a variety of nations the chance to photograph the Holy Land’s unique wildlife and vibrant vistas.

Contest winners took home cash prizes, but the real rewarde for participants were the unparalleled views, camaraderie, and chance to commune with nature.

Check out some of the gorgeous shots from the event, including the winning photo!