Following the fifth exploratory patrol by the Persian Gulf Explorer vessel, one of the main habitats of the isolated coral reefs (Cup Corals) was discovered in the Persian Gulf.
Bilu, a small village in Western Iran, is the habitat of storks, and is widely known as the home of these birds, which are known by locals as symbols of luck.
Filband, a village in northern Iran famous for its skies which are full of interconnected cumulus clouds, has become even more attractive these days as it is blanketed with snow in the middle of spring.
The arrival of spring in Iran has given spectacular scenery to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province in the country’s west and West Azarbaijan province in the north-west, among others.
Iran lost its last Asiatic or Persian lion almost 80 years ago, and it became extinct in the country due to indiscriminate hunting and habitat loss, but the lion is now back home.
An Iranian man annually plants thousands of tulip flowers on the edge of the pavement of Zarafshan Street in Tehran as a memorial to his late mother.
The city of Pol-e Dokhtar in Lorestan province, western Iran, is home to numerous historical and tourist attractions, including seven permanent and four seasonal lagoons, which have made Pol-e Dokhtar known as the City of Wetlands.
Qalat village, located 36 kilometres northwest of Shiraz in Fars province, is a beautiful historical village with a cool climate even in the hottest months of the year. The village is at an altitude of 2,065 metres above sea level with about 7,000 inhabitants.
A festival of tulip and daffodil flowers is being held in the north-eastern Iranian city of Mashhad, giving a scenic beauty to the holy city.
The gardens of Qazvin province in north-west of Tehran have played a major role in containing the recent devastating floods that hit almost all parts of Iran, leaving over 76 people dead.