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15 photos of Israel that will blow your mind

Photography is more than capturing shadow and light and telling a story.

Photography is about creating a reality that we can only imagine — it’s about nurturing and enhancing something so exquisite, so profound that it can take your breath away.

And occasionally, a photograph can capture the sublime…

And when I saw these photos by Yehoshua Derovan — an incredibly gifted digital photographer — I was blown away. By all of them. 

And you will be, too.

Wow.  Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Wow. (Ella Valley)
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

The grottoes of Rosh Hanikra Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
The grottoes of Rosh Hanikra
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Calatava Bridge, Jerusalem. Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Calatfava Bridge, Jerusalem.
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Namal, Tel Aviv Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Namal, Tel Aviv
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Jerusalem at night Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Jerusalem at night
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Latrun Bridge Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Latrun Bridge
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Nachal Sorek Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Nachal Sorek
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Al-Aqsa Mosque Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Al-Aqsa Mosque
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

From a rooftop overlooking Beit Shemesh at sunset. Photo by Yehoshua Derovan.
From a rooftop overlooking Beit Shemesh at sunset.
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan.

 

Stalactite Cave in central Israel.  (Yes, this is for real.)  Photo by Yehoshua Derovan.
Stalactite Cave in central Israel.
(Yes, this is for real.)
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan.

 

Tower of David at night... Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Tower of David at night…
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Rosh Hanikra Grottoes Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Rosh Hanikra Grottoes
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

HaChurva  Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
HaChurva
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

Rolling fields... Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
Rolling fields…
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

The Dead Sea  Photo by Yehoshua Derovan
The Dead Sea
Photo by Yehoshua Derovan

 

For more amazing photos by Yehoshua Derovan, find him on Facebook.

 

If you’re a photographer and want to be featured here, email me: sarah@timesofisrael.com

 

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About the Author
Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered and the New Media Editor at Times of Israel, She was raised in Venice Beach, California on Yiddish lullabies and Civil Rights anthems. She now lives in Jerusalem with her 3 kids where she climbs roofs, explores cisterns, opens secret doors and talks to strangers, and writes stories about people. Sarah also speaks before audiences left, right, and center through the Jewish Speakers Bureau, asking them to wrestle with important questions while celebrating their willingness to do so. She also loves whisky and tacos and chocolate chip cookies and old maps and foreign coins and discovering new ideas from different perspectives. Sarah is a work in progress.