מצר גיברלטר הוא מצר ים המפריד בין אירופה לאפריקה ומקשר בין האוקיינוס האטלנטי לבין הים התיכון • הצטרפו אלינו לסיור מצולם • צילום: נתי שוחט, פלאש 90

מצר גיברלטר הוא מצר ים המפריד בין אירופה לאפריקה ומקשר בין האוקיינוס האטלנטי לבין הים התיכון. בצדו הצפוני (האירופי) שוכנות ספרד והמושבה הבריטית גיברלטר, ובצדו הדרומי (האפריקאי) – מרוקו והעיר סאוטה (מובלעת בשליטה ספרדית בצפון מרוקו).

צוק גיברלטר הוא מונולית עשוי אבן גיר, המשתרע על פני רוב שטחו של חצי האי גיברלטר, בדרומו של חצי האי האיברי. הצוק הוא חלק מהרכסים הבאטים שמשתרעים ברובם באנדלוסיה, והוא מחובר אל היבשת באמצעות מצר יבשה צר ושטוח, שעליו שוכן, בין היתר נמל התעופה גיברלטר.

אוכלוסיית המקוק הברברי בגיברלטר היא אוכלוסיית המקוקים הברבריים המשמעותית האחרונה באירופה. האוכלוסייה מונה כ-230 פרטים בשש קבוצות השוכנות בצוק גיברלטר. כיוון שהם חסרי זנב הם מכונים על ידי המקומיים "קופי אדם ברבריים".

המקוקים הברבריים נחשבים לאטרקציה תיירותית בגיברלטר. אחת הקבוצות הפופולריות במושבה היא זו השוכנת באזור שער המלכה במאורת הקופים, היכן שהתיירים יכולים להתקרב עד למרחק נגיעה מהמקוקים. המקוקים עשויים להתקרב אל האנשים ואף לטפס עליהם כיוון שהם רגילים לאינטרקציה עם האדם. עם זאת, הם עדיין עשויים לתקוף במקרה שמבהילים או מרגיזים אותם.

הנתונים מתוך ויקיפדיה. צילום תמונות: נתי שוחט, פלאש 90.

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ???

Semi-wild Barbary macaques monkies, an integral feature of Gibraltar's tourism. Gibralta, a British Overseas Territory, is located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ???

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ???

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ???

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ?? ???

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

Tourists in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ?????? ??????

View of Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula, sharing its northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. July 07, 2016. Photo by Nati Shohat/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ??????? ???? ??????

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