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Noam Bedein – Exploring the Wonders of the Dead Sea

Noam Bedein – Exploring the  Wonders of the Dead Sea

Exclusive Boat Ride Exploring the Wonders of the Dead Sea

Join  me on a remarkable adventure and  experience the Dead  Sea like never before. Travel on the only expedition boat on the Dead  Sea and  discover why this enchanting place was  nominated one  of the natural wonders of the world!

The expedition boat tours enable participants to photograph and  document the shrinking water levels,  the magical salt formations, mini-canyons and  sinkholes as they  continuously transform, uncovering new geological phenomena.

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H/T Times of Israel/Melanie Lidman

DEAD SEA, Israel — In the small alcove where Jaky Ben Zaken pushes his military-grade rubber Zodiac boat into the Dead Sea, a crystallized salt formation juts out of the water, reaching 1.4 meters (4.5 feet) into the air. It stands at attention over the brilliant turquoise bay, passively watching as the waves recede, exposing more and more of its base.

This specific salt “chimney” is the measuring stick for Noam Bedein, a photographer and activist who founded the Sderot Media Center in 2007. When Bedein first came out with Ben Zaken on his boat in April 2016, the top of the chimney was just peeking out of the water. In the past nine months, the level of the Dead Sea has dropped 1.18 meters (3.8 feet). Nothing shows this drop as starkly as this particular salt structure.

“Only by showing it visually will people understand what it means when we say that the Dead Sea is drying out,” said Bedein.

“Once you see those pictures, and you’re on the boat and you can see how big it is right now, you get this smack in the head of understanding. Just nine months and it went down this much?”

This specific salt “chimney” is the measuring stick for Noam Bedein, a photographer and activist who founded the Sderot Media Center in 2007. When Bedein first came out with Ben Zaken on his boat in April 2016, the top of the chimney was just peeking out of the water. In the past nine months, the level of the Dead Sea has dropped 1.18 meters (3.8 feet). Nothing shows this drop as starkly as this particular salt structure.

“Only by showing it visually will people understand what it means when we say that the Dead Sea is drying out,” said Bedein.

“Once you see those pictures, and you’re on the boat and you can see how big it is right now, you get this smack in the head of understanding. Just nine months and it went down this much?”

Jaky Ben Zaken‘s boat on the Dead Sea seen from a salt cave. (courtesy Noam Bedein)

A salt ‘chimney’ at the Dead Sea. (courtesy Noam Bedein)

Space limited  to 9 participants per trip.

Price: 280 NIS/$75 per guest, not including travel to Dead  Sea meeting point. Contact me if you want  to arrange transportation from Jerusalem.

Individuals  and  agencies are welcome to make reservations at*

noam@deadseastory.com

Visit his web site Dead Sea Story

Photojournalist Noam  Bedein, Storytelling Photography, 054-559-8977

Bedein currently has a small photography exhibit at the Gush Etzion Community Center near Alon Shvut. He hopes to eventually bring his exhibit on a national tour of Israel and then the world.

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