Eilat: There and Back Again

I recently took a mini-vacation to Eilat and the Red Sea with my partner and his family. We drove down through the Negev, going through Mizpe Ramon, an overlook of a giant crater carved by an ancient sea. I somewhat disagree with calling it a crater because traditionally, a crater would be something round, usually resulting from an explosion or impact. But we don't truly have a word in English for Ramon Crater, so they call it a Crater. I took a lot of pictures in the desert on the way down, but not as many in Eilat proper, excepting the aquarium. I wanted to try and relax, rather than carrying around my gear the entire time. I also got a few shots while we were around the Dead Sea on the way north to drop my partner's brother in Jerusalem. I was awestruck by my first visit to the desert and the Red Sea, and though the heat and sun don't suit me, I really hope to go back soon. 

If you have a shrewd eye, you'll notice that I captured a fish jumping out of water. I waited and actually only expended one frame on this, because I wanted to see if I could catch it--and I did. 

If you have a shrewd eye, you'll notice that I captured a fish jumping out of water. I waited and actually only expended one frame on this, because I wanted to see if I could catch it--and I did. 

The following pictures are from within the Red Sea itself; part of the aquarium is a multi-part diving bell with windows all around. It was breathtaking, and I'd highly recommend going to this Aquarium or one similar if you ever get the chance. 

The following pictures are from within the Red Sea itself; part of the aquarium is a multi-part diving bell with windows all around. It was breathtaking, and I'd highly recommend going to this Aquarium or one similar if you ever get the chance.