Spring in any country is beautiful, but in Israel, where most of the year the landscape is a parched brown, it holds extra resonance.

Rivers fill to overflowing, fields and valleys turn green, and wildflowers of all sorts can be found dotting even the most arid of landscapes.

It’s no surprise, then, that spring is one of the most popular times of year for people to go out hiking and trekking in the countryside, or take tours and trips across the country.

Join us on a photographic journey through Israel.

A view over Bitronot Ruchama near Kibbutz Ruchama in the western Negev. Photo by Maor Kinsbursky/FLASH90
The Tavor Stream nature reserve. Photo by Anat Hermony/FLASH90
Anemones blossom in the western Negev in southern Israel. Photo by Maor Kinsbursky/FLASH90
Irises bloom in a forest near the town of Zichron Yaakov. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90
The southern Judean Desert bursts into color. Photo by Yaniv Nadav/FLASH90
Farming in the spring in the lower Galilee. Photo by Gili Yaari/FLASH90
Fields turn green at Bitronot Ruchama near Kibbutz Ruchama in Israel’s south. Photo by Maor Kinsbursky/Flash90