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Two years ago , in March of 2009, I was very privileged to be invited to join an international group of nature artists in a ANF ( Artists for Nature Foundation ) and SPNI( Society for the protection of Nature in Israel ) Project which took place at the magnificent Hula Valley in northern Israel. The Hula Valley, an agricultural region in northern Israel with abundant fresh water and many swamps has been almost completely drained during the 50's of 20th century. Today, 60 years later, the importance of the lost ecosystems has been recognized and recently a small section of the former lake and swamp region was reflooded in order to recreate partly the former environment. Meanwhile , the whole area has been transformerd to one of the most important stop overs of migrating birds in the Middle East, and the main overwintering ground for thousands of Cranes,as well of Pelicans,and Eagles ... The whole scenery was magnificent, the people there extraorinary friendly and helpful, and the a

Saker Falcon portrait

A Sakerfalcon portrait sketched using a scope today morning in Munich zoo..The main medium was the Bic black biro pen while a Brush Black pen from Faber-Castell has been also used for the darker parts..