Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dead Sea Salt Formations

As water shortage increases less and less water is allowed to flow into the Dead Sea causing the lake to shrink in size. The water evaporation leaves salt residue that Christianizes into strange and beautiful salt formations

Dead Sea Salt Formations - Images by photostock-israel .

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jerusalem Syndrome

The Jerusalem syndrome is the name given to a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences, that are triggered by, or lead to, a visit to the city of Jerusalem. The best known, although not the most prevalent manifestation of the Jerusalem syndrome, is the phenomenon whereby a person who seems previously balanced and devoid of any signs of psychopathology, becomes psychotic after arriving in Jerusalem. The psychosis is characterized by an intense religious theme and typically resolves to full recovery after a few weeks, or after being removed from the area. (source: wikipedia)

Jerusalem Stock Photography - Images by photostock-israel .

Israel stock photography

Friday, July 1, 2011

Symbiosis In Nature

 Symbiosis In Nature

Giant moray eel (Gymnothorax javanicus) with a fourline cleaner wrasse (Larabicus quadrilineatus). Cleaner wrasses remove parasites from the bodies of other fish. The giant moray eel is the largest of the moray eels. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region, and reaches up to 3 metres in length. Here, only the head and front part of its elongated body is visible. Photographed in the Red Sea, Sinai, Egypt.

Male Nubian Ibex (Capra ibex nubiana AKA Capra nubiana) and Tristram's Starling or Tristram's Grackle (Onychognathus tristramii) showing Symbiosis between the two species Photographed in the Judean Desert, Israel

Israel, Eilat, Red Sea, - Underwater photograph of a bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) on a Broomtail Wrasse (Ceilinus lunulatus).  cleaner wrasses, eat parasites and dead tissue off larger fishes' skin in a mutualist relationship that provides food and protection for the wrasse, and considerable health benefits for the other fish.

Giant clam (Tridacna gigas). This is the largest living bivalve mollusc, the shells of mature individuals reaching 1.5 metres in length. The giant clam can filter microscopic plants and animals from the water, but it obtains most of its food from photosynthetic symbiotic algae which live in its tissues. Photographed in the Red Sea Israel