Snapshot: Cyclamen Fields Forever

Ilia Shalamaev's photograph from Meginim Forest is on view at the 'Gloacl Nature, Local Nature' exhition at the Eretz Yisrael Museum in Tel Aviv.

1. Cyclamens have a hard time breathing in July. The sun ravages them. The earth is too tough for them. They need a different season, a different light, different water. But in this photograph, by Ilia Shalamaev, the cyclamens are everything they are supposed to be. The shot was taken in March, the flowers are sunlit, integral to the earth, beloved of it, in full pink flower, erect and...