This incredible salt lake in northern Iran isn’t just a pretty face. It also has a lesson to teach us.
It used to be the biggest salt lake in the Middle East but dams, drought and illegal wells of agricultural purpose made the lake shrink to a merely 10% of it’s former size.
The impact was so severe that it even changed the climate in the nearby places.
Birds and bathers are long gone and what’s left is a dry salt landscape that keeps getting exposed more and more. Salt storms occur regularly that harm crops and the health of people living in surrounding towns.
After decades of this big dry up government has finally decided to take action: Now damns are being built to reverse the action of the first ones... what can one say?
Wonderful piece of nature at the Slovakian-Ukranian border, close to the national park of Poloniny (Vihorlatske vrchy). Long time since I have seen such beautiful beech forests. This is a view from Sninsky kamen, a piece of rock at a height of about 1 km. The lake in the distance is an old reservoir coming from the volcanic activity that took place here.. Uf, long time ago. The lake is called Morske oko and is one of the natural wonders of Slovakia #travel_drops#bestdiscovery#landscapelovers#ig_travel#splendidview#slovakia#lake#sninskykamen
This view is looking over the Bay of Kotor from the ruins of the Castle of San Giovanni. The castle sits behind the town of Kotor and you climb up 1,350 steps to arrive at the top. Unfortunately it was probably the hottest day of the summer when we visited 😩 #kotor#montenegro🇲🇪 #bayofkotor#adriaticsea#baltic#montenegro