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Dervishes
Staring at the trajectory of Hong Kong history
Goal
Mother
Cow
old musician
flower blooms when not come by altogether
Fisherman
Red Fox
Hamun
Red fox captured in Marble Mountain Cape Breton NS
Hamun
Stroller time
i must work
The girl is smiling
Seeds of Queen Anne's Lace
Fir tree in snow
The eyes is talking
magnificent hummer
Butterfly on the last day of March
Grey sky in winter
Snail shell under ice
A man who smiling for life
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Hamun

Hamoon lake,south-eastern of Iran. The pictures are taken in 2017. This is fed bye Helmand river which originates in Afghanistan Hindu Kush mountains. Since droughts occured in 1999 caused emigration of more than 300,000 native people and destruction of environment and wildlife around the lake especially extinction of Sistan Cow. The wetlands have been replaced mostly by lifeless salt flats and decaying reed stands. The wildlife, the towns, the fisheries, and the agriculture that once surrounded the Hamoun have all fallen away, giving rise to a wasteland. Winds that were once cooled by the waters of the wetlands now drifting dust, sand, and salt from the dried lakebeds onto the surrounding villages, and these sand drifts have submerged nearly 100 villages beneath dunes in a landscape.

TAGS: Cow, Sand, Storm

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Tabriz, Iran
Member since 2018
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Alireza Vahid.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2017
Total Views: 48
Filed Under: People
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: April 1, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/5000
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO100
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