| Kharg Island is a continental island in the Persian Gulf 483 km northwest of the Strait of Hormuz administered by the adjacent coastal Bushehr Province, provides a sea port for Iranian exports, Kharg is known historically as a source for quality pearls.
|| Sun sets beautifully behind a palm tree in Minoo Island of the Persian Gulf, close to the city of Abadan. The city of Minooshahr is a major touristic spot, specially for the residents of Abadan and Khorramshahr for its natural beauty.
|| Lahijan-Lake Sunset, above city sunset sky lake · daryache lahijan-guilan one of Lahijan's main tourist attraction alongside the green mountain of Sheytankooh and Bam-e sabz, chairlifts.Lahijan means the city of Silk because of its fame for silk trade.
|| The source of the Qomrood River are mountains in Lorestan, Khomein, Golpayegan, and Khansar and it has a local name in each place. The 15th of Khordad Dam, os built on the Qomrood River about 15 km from the city of Delijan.
| Sun sets on the gorgeous mountains of Deylaman. Deylaman is a city in and the capital of Deylaman District, in Siahkal County, Gilan Province. It was the seat of a powerful rulers of the Buyid dynasty of Iran.
|| Photo titled Red. A boat on the Caspian Sea Ahmad Khatiri, Iranian photographer born in 1978, Golestan province, a revered artist who has won many international prizes and titles such as a gold medal at a photo competition in Romania.
|| Eskorat Rudsar Mountain Road by the Alborz Mountains extends from Amlesh to Ramsar consisting of three villages.A beautiful nature separated from the natural configuration of this lowland induces of Gilan.
|| A frozen Akhlamad Waterfall is one of favorite spots in Razavi Khorasan Province for rock-climbing, sight-seeing, located 84 kilometers from Mashhad the waterfall itself is approximately 40 meters tall and is located at the bottom of a valley.
| Shores of the fishing harbor of the Tiss Village 5 km from Chah Bahar Port at Sistan and Baluchestan Province southeast of Iran. Tiss has an ancient historical heritage with a geopolitical advantage since the Achaemenid Empire.
|| The Darreh Chahkool (lit. Well-mountain Valley) in Shahab District of Qeshm in Hormozgan Province, south of Iran hosts unique natural structures (shapes, wells, streams) created by erosion. Qeshm is the biggest Island on the Persian Gulf.
|| Lights of entertainment centers such as Green roof of Lahijan, Sheytan Kooh, and eateries brighten the night at Lahijan's Pool, a perfect spot for relaxation. Telecabin of Lahijan provides the opportunity to get an aerial view of all attractions.
|| Jajrood River pours in Latyan Dam in Lavasan 25km NE Tehran, providing %30 of the drinking water of the capital. Latyan is the name of the village that went under water during construction of the dam in 1963.
| Ovan lake (also known as Evan lake) is a small alpine lake in Alamut region of Arburz range, in Qazvin province of Iran. The north of the lake is also surrounded by three small villages, namely from east to west: Varbon, Ovan and Zar-abaad.
|| Sands and Seashells on the shores of Anzali by the Caspian Sea. The 20km public seaside is a great place for swimming and recreational activities, thus attracting millions of tourists from all around Iran each year.
|| Lights of houses at Palangan Village in Kurdistan Province illustrative of many of Iran's rural settlements, an ancient culture of eco-friendly, sustainable development, traditional apartment; roof of one house is the yard of the upper neighbor.
|| Snow on Qalaqiran Mountain, an icon of the Ilam Province of Iran, about 3km from the city of Ilam. As it resembles the Azadi Tower of Tehran, it's a major touristic attraction hosting visitors with splendid nature and amazing hiking tracks.
| The last Snow of the season in Tehran, Tajrish River March, 2013. Also known as Darband River, it's the second largest river of the Tehran Province after Jajrood. This river irrigated historical agricultural city of Tehran alongside the Golabdareh River.
|| Jewels of Iran; Masal is a city in and the capital of Masal County, Gilan Province, 55km from Rasht. The Khalkayi River originates from the Shah Moallem Peak and after 40 km passes through the city of Masal.
|| Asalem is a city in Talesh district of the Gilan Province of Iran. The Talesh county has five cities: Hashtpar, Lisar, Asalem, Chubar, and Haviq. Talesh has mountainous wonderful areas, and its virgin and intact nature is very charming.
|| Winter snow in Asalem; it's a city in and the capital of Asalem District, in Talesh County, Gilan Province, Iran. Main products are handicrafts such as kilim (Gilim) & pottery and the area is famous for dairy products and a splendid nature.
| Horses much on grass near the Abkenar Village, Anzali Lagoon by the Caspian Sea. Anzali Lagoon is one of last resorts of Iranian wildlife which needs to be protected against fast urbanization that has destroyed natural habitats of uniques living species.
|| A couple ride their Horses at Sunset in Kish Island on the Persian Gulf. Kish resort island is a touristic destination part of the Hormozgan Province of Iran, due to free trade, historical and natural attractions, hotels, restaurants, and nightlife.
|| Breathtaking view from Amir Kabir dam locally known as Sadd-e Karaj is located 63 kilometres northwest of Tehran and 23 kilometres (north of Karaj. It was constructed on the Karaj River, and was the first multi-purpose dam in Iran.
|| Houses built on the Anzali Island, a small island within the Anzali Lagoon in Gilan Province, north of Iran by the Caspian Sea. Bandar Anzali is the most important seaport in the north of Iran. Consisting of main island "Mianposhteh" and smaller islands.
| Beautiful Sunset in Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf. Previously called Gameron, Bandar Abbas which has always been a port is the capital of Hormozagan province.It is the strategic location of the main base of the Iranian Navy on the Straits of Hormuz.
|| The Sheikh Alikhan Waterfall is a natural attraction of the Kuhrang County, 9 km NW of Chelgerd, about 90k from Shahrekord in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.It's part of a comparatively virgin part of Iran for hiking, bird-watching and sight-seeing.
|| A rare species of Fritillaria Flowers commonly known as upside-down Tulips is found in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Province of Iran in Dasht-e Lalehay-e Vajgoon one of protected areas in Iran of 3600 acres near Koohrang.
|| Bazoft River is the magical attraction of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province that passes throughout the area pours into the Karun River in Khuzestan. It creates one of the most dazzling scnes of a virgin nature in Southwest Iran.
| Rice fields (Bijar in local language) strech out in Deylaman near Siahkal city of Gilan. Deylaman is one of few areas of Iranshahr which fought against the Arab invasion of Iran until centuries after the fall of the Sassanid Empire.
|| Snow covered Mount Damavand under the clouds from Dizin ski resort in Jan 2005. Damavand, located in the middle Alborz Range, a potentially active volcano and the highest peak in the ME, has a special place in Persian mythology and folklore.
|| Mount Sahand in East Azerbaijan province, Iran.Sahand is a massive, heavily eroded stratovolcano in northwestern Iran. At 3,707 m , it is the highest mountain in East Azarbaijan.The Sahand mountains are directly south of Tabriz,
|| A view of Mount Dena from North (Yasuj - Semirom road) Dena is the name for a peak and a range within the Zagros Mountains of West/Southwestern Iran. Dena has an elevation of 4,409 meters above sea level.
| Kolunchin is the highest peak of Zardkuh (Yellow mountain) 2nd in Zagros Range after Mt. Dena. It is located in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran. The Karun and also Zayandeh rud rivers start in the Zagros mountains near the Zardkuh.
|| Mt. Binalud view in winter from Bāghrud Road (south of the mountain).Binālud is the highest peak in Razavi Khorasan province, Iran. It is also called Khorasan roof. This mountain is 26 km north of Nishapur and to the west of Mashhad.
|| Clouds coming down the mountains of Masouleh, a historical village near the city of fouman in Gilan province of Iran. This is one of the best photos taken from this scenic touristic attraction in northern Iran at the right time and the right spot.
|| Norooz 1391; The park around the Lahijan Lake in Gilan early Spring 2012 HDR rendition. Iran is a four seasons country and Gilan is a major touristic resort and holiday destination for its natural beauty, cultural heritage and historical attractions.
| In Abbasabd Lake near Behshahr city of Mazandaran Province, there is remains of a castle attributed to Shah Abbas of the Safavid Dynasty. The place is a touristic attraction for lovers of Iranian history and nature.
|| After passing a mountainous winding road through marvelous natural beauties of green Gilan,the splendid Roodkhan castle with strong walls approximately 1550 meters wide dazzles the eyes with 65 towers built on 2.6 acres of land.
|| The Green Forest near Roodkhan Castle 25 km to Fouman in Gilan Province. Gilan, the province of rain and evergreen is a major tourist attraction because of its natural beauty, rich culture, good food and hospitality.
|| Walking through the breathtaking Autumn Forests in Gilan near the historical Castle named Ghaleh Roodkhan 25 km Southwest of Fouman, After passing a mountainous winding road the splendid medieval castle with strong walls emerges frrom the woods,
| Path through the Forest in Gilan that leads to Roodkhan Castle, a Sassanid era fortified complex in the splendid vicinity of Fouman. Also known as Ghaleh Rookhan; Roodkhan is the short form of Roodkhaneh meaning river in Gilaki dialect of Iran.
|| Dec, 2011 Old Trees embracing Winter in Tehran's historical National City Park. The autumn leaves and Water Fountains depict one of last resorts for rare botanic and bird species in overcrowded city of Tehran.
|| Khorshid Cave is located on roadside of Firoozkooh road, in Doab vicinity of Mazandaran. Measuring 75 x 25 x 15 meters; its arched entrance is one of the largest natural ones in the world. On the left , a four-story-high Sassanid castle persists the time.
|| The Zab River in today's Kurdistan/Iraq has a great history. In 750 CE, the last Umayyad caliph Marwan II was defeated by the Abbasid As-Saffah in the Battle of the Zab on the banks of the Great Zab.
| A nice and simple Alachigh at a Botanic Garden in Tehran 2011. Iranians have a long history of turning the desert into beautiful gardens so splendid also called Pardis; whcih is the origin of the word Paradise in western culture.
|| Early snow covers Tehran's Alborz Mountains Nov, 7, 2011. Climate change due to Global Warming has effected Iran as other parts of the world. After a long summer and years of drought, there's hope again in Iranian skies.
|| The Bakhtiyari tribes (Ashayer) on during Migration season in 1970s. Ashayer are part of Iran's cultural heritage that struggle to survive in an around the Fars Province. Today, they use vans for transportation of women and children with the heavy load.
|| Hormuz Island was liberated on Apr, 21, 1622. from Portuguese invasion. April, 21st is celebrated in Iran as the National Persian Gulf Day when Iranians engage in activities such as illustration of the Persian Gulf using colorful sands.
| Birds enjoying Hara tree Forest at Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf.Qeshm Island is an ancient beautiful island located South Iran in the Strait of Hormuz. Qeshm has a unique nature with a depreciated land of 400,000 years old.
|| Beautiful Nature in Urmia Lake Azarbaijan. Wild Flowers scattered in 2006.It is the largest lake in the Middle East, and the third largest salt water lake on earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km². Locals call the rock islands Kazem Dashi.
|| Elamite era Inscriptions and Embossed images of Narsina in Kulefarah complex of Izeh in Khuzestan.Kulefarah is a valley 7 km from the city of Izeh in Khuzestan Province that hosts 6 magnificent Elamite inscriptions.
|| Beautiful Sunset on the Persian Gulf at the Imam Khomeini Harbor of Khuzestan where cranes operate to load/unload containers. Khuzestan Province is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southwest of the country.
| Talesh Women are Working in Rice farms called Bijar. It takes lots of effort and patience to grow top quality Gilan'sIranian rice which has no match worldwide. Local Iranian producer is devoting a lot to resist wrong state policies and fast urbanization.
|| An old Iranian is enjoying his lady playing Flute in the beautiful nature of Talesh in Gilan.The Talesh people identify themselves with the ancient Iranic tribes, who inhabited the area around Gilan sea, including Azarbaijan.
|| An old man from Talesh is playing Flute while his sheep is happily enjoying the grass! Talesh people are one of the oldest inhabitants of Gilan Sea who have lived in Gilan in old Persia and present Iran about 3000 years even before the Aryan migration.
|| Alang Darreh national park in the Golestan province 5 km south of Gorgan. With it's beautiful Natural Forests, it is a major attraction for explorers of nature.Alang Darreh is a getaway spot in summer when it is at least 10 degrees cooler that the cities.
| People enjoy Nature and nice weather in Firoozkooh's Vashi valley. The area used to be the favourite Qajar spot for hunting and camping and an inscription from that era is the major tourist attraction here.
|| Clouds cover the Damavand Peak. Mount Damavand, Iran's iconic tallest mountain is located in the Alborz mountain range stretching from NW (the borders of Armenia) to NE Iran (at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan).
|| Olive trees oversee the Island in the middle of the Manjil Dam in Gilan province of Iran, 2010. The Manjil Dam is built on the intersection of the Qezel Owzan (Sefidrood) and Shahrood rivers near the city of Manjil
|| A beautiful view of Lahijan: The Lake on a cloudy day provides a mirror for Sheytan Kooh (Naughty Mountain!) which casts a mysterious reflection in the water May, 2010. An island in the middle and surrounding trees cover the ugliness of urbanization.