Iran Journey 2015: Lake Urmia in Photographs

We get off the bus just before the bridge over the lake, and after saying goodbye to Sahlar and his friend, we walk down to the shores of Urmia. Then there’s just sadness. And silence. What we see is salt, mud, dead birds, garbage, truck tires, corroded boats… Some blame the climate change, others the growing demand for water in order for people to grow crops, some others blame the causeway that divided the lake into two parts resulting in the ecological catastrophe. But whatever the reason is, in reality, the lake’s fate is no different from Aral lake’s. From what we’ve learned, Armenia joined Iran in its efforts to revive Urmia by redirecting some of its water sources into the lake, but what we see leaves us hopeless. I think in the first place the remaining waters should be preserved so that the lake doesn’t dry out completely, and then only think of the ways of reviving it.
Read the full text about our visit to Lake Urmia || How to get to Lake Urmia from Tabriz

Corroded boat on the shores of the Lake Urmia, Iran


Bridge over the Lake Urmia, Iran
Islands of the Lake Urmia, Iran
Truck tires on the Lake Urmia, Iran
Salt of the Lake Urmia, Iran
Truck tires in salt, Lake Urmia, Iran
Salt on the dried shores of the Lake Urmia, Iran
Salt on the shores of the Lake Urmia, Iran
Causeway dividing the Lake Urmia, Iran
The remaining waters of the Lake Urmia

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