IN PHOTOS: Migrating Cranes Stream Through Israel's Hula Valley

The valley is a stopping point for hundreds of species of birds along their migration route between the northern and southern hemispheres. During the cold season, it becomes one of the largest concentrations of cranes in the world.

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Migrating cranes flocking at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flocking at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
A migrating crane flies over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
A migrating crane flies over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes flocking at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flocking at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes stand as others fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes stand as others fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: AP
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes stand as another flies over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes stand as another flies over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes can be seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes can be seen at the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes fly over the Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel, February 14, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.
Migrating cranes flock at the Hula Lake conservation area, north of the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel, February 14, 2016.Credit: AP