A huge beluga – or European sturgeon – with a weight of 600 kilograms has been caught in northern Iran from the Caspian Sea.
Iranian families went for a picnic at parks or in the countryside on Sunday to mark Sizdah-bedar, an ancient festival in celebration of the 13th day of spring, which is an official holiday in Iran known as the Nature Day in the calendar.
A stunning set of photographs show an amazing sunken forest rising out of a 400-metre-long crystal clear mountain lake in Kazakhstan.
Interesting scenes have been created following the sharp decline in temperature within the past days that has frozen parts of the lake of the Mahabad Dam in West Azerbaijan province.
The city of Marivan in western Iranian province Kordestan has been blanketed by heavy snow in recent weeks.
Many tourists annually visit the beautiful salt dome and ponds located near the city of Qom in central Iran.
The recent heavy rainfall in southern Iran have breathed a new life into several shrinking wetlands and lakes including Maharloo Lake, near Shiraz.
Every spring, migratory starlings head to Russia and end up in Aral Sea; however, they won’t arrive in there this year as they die on their way across Iran.
An Iranian lawmaker stated that to protect Iran’s environment and rare species, the government has to raise the public awareness on this subject.
Heavy snowfall and rainfall affected some 28 provinces, mainly in northern and western parts of Iran, on Monday with temperatures plunging to below zero.