Beasts of the Israeli Wild

For a nature-lover seeking a serious thrill, Israel offers plenty of rugged sites to scope out gazelles, ibex and oryx. From Nahal Kziv to the Ramon Crater, here are the best spots to find where the wild things are.

Two desert ibex stood under the shade of an acacia tree, 20 meters from a gravel road, not far from the doum palm in the Arava desert. Our eyes met and time...