Iran is a vast country enjoying a four-season climate and various natural and historical regions. Many of Iran’s attractions are known among domestic and international travelers, and yet some attractions have remained unknown. Among the tourist attractions of Iran, there are very beautiful areas with dazzling places for nature photography that will surprise and amaze every visitor, particularly those into photography. Some natural areas of Iran are so beautiful and unique that could be considered unique in the world.
In this post, we will talk about the best places for nature photography in Iran but it’s not all, there are lots of other fascinating places that you should visit in this amazing country too.

Damavand Mt.

About 65 km north of the metropolis of Tehran, there is a peak with a height of 5610 meters, which is known as the roof of Iran and the highest peak in the Middle East. Those interested in climbing high peaks from all over the world travel to Iran every year to climb Damavand, the highest peak of Alborz Mountain. The peak is covered with snow all year round. If you are a little lucky and you are in Tehran during non-polluted times (such as the Nowruz holiday), you can watch the magnificent view of Damavand Peak from the city. Damavand Peak, in addition to its natural beauty, has a high place in Iranian culture and literature, so that many poets have mentioned the name of this mountain in their poems and many legends have been told about it.

Damavand-Mt-nature photography in Iran

Damavand Peak has a high place in Iranian culture and literature.

Lut desert

Lut desert is one of the two largest deserts in Iran, which covers an area of 50,000 square kilometers in the central and eastern regions of Iran. This is not a place for fun and picnics!
The hottest temperature ever reported on Earth by NASA was 70.7 degrees and was recorded in the Lut desert of Iran. By traveling to many areas of one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iran called the Dasht-e Lut, you will feel that you have set foot on the surface of Mars. This is an unforgettable place for overnight stays and camping because nowhere in Iran, you can enjoy such a beautiful sky. Watching the sunrise and sunset is also a great pleasure in Lut plain, one of the best spots for nature photography in Iran. Tourist guides take nature lovers from the historical city of Kerman to the plains. When traveling to the Lut desert, take the time to visit the giant and amazing Kaluts.

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Lut Desert; A UNESCO-listed natural attraction in Iran

Salt Lake, Dasht-e Kavir

Another large desert of Iran, which is located in the center of its plateau and northwest of Isfahan and Yazd, is Dasht-e Kavir, or the salt desert. The harsh and wild nature here will certainly amaze you. The famous Salt Lake of the Dasht-e Kavir, which is located 100 km from Qom, is the most famous attraction that tourists tend to visit for nature photography. Traveling to this area without knowing the road and having the required equipment may endanger your life and cause you to face negative consequences.

Badab Soort springs

For those interested in the world of geology, the amazing rock formations of Badab Soort will be a very spectacular attraction. Badab Soort springs are located in Mazandaran province and about 100 km south of Sari city. Badab Soort are actually stepped springs that are golden, yellow, orange, and red. It is said that two of these springs are drinkable and have healing properties. This is one of the places that photographers are very interested in.

Qeshm Island

The whole island of Qeshm is a large collection of natural landscapes and wonders. This island is located in the Persian Gulf, south of Bandar Abbas, and is famous for its diversity of nature and geological formations. Qeshm is also known as the largest island in the Persian Gulf. For example, the Salt Cave on the island is known as the longest salt cave in the world. Star Valley or Chahkuh Strait are two amazing, must-see landscapes for nature photography in Iran.

Turkmen Sahra

The famous Turkmen Sahara plains are located near the borders of Iran and Turkmenistan in northwestern Iran and, of course, in the neighborhood on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea. The green hills behind it have got breathtaking landscapes for nature photography. Turkmen Sahara is among the best places to experience horseriding in Iran.

The peak of these plains is the area known as Khalid Nabi Cemetery. Khalid Nabi Historical Cemetery and the amazing hills adjacent to Khalid Nabi Tomb have created beautiful landscapes that you must see. We suggest that you visit the Turkmen Sahara in May. In addition to being one of the natural attractions of Iran, Khalid Nabi is also a very ancient historical region.

The green hills behind the northeast shore of the Caspian Sea have got breathtaking landscapes for nature photography.

Masal, Gilan

To see the most unique forest landscapes of the country and also the phenomenon of cloud ocean, you can visit Masal summers in Gilan province. If you are planning to travel to Masal, bring warm clothes even in summer. Here you will see foggy weather and a combination of high mountains and dense forests. The best time to visit Masal is from late spring to late summer.

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The phenomenon of cloud ocean is a unique scenery you can see in Masal.

Maranjab desert

Maranjab desert is located in the north of Aran and Bidgol cities in Isfahan province and is only two hours away from Kashan. This desert is limited from the north to Aran and Bidgol salt lakes, from the west to the Masileh desert and salt lakes of Hozv-e Sultan, from the east to the Band Rig desert, and finally Kavir National Park, and from the south to Aran and Bidgol cities. This desert is well-known for its sandy hills in the country and in addition to visiting these high sand dunes and arched forests that have given a beautiful appearance to this area, you can go to Namak Aran and Bidgol lakes and the wandering island which is not far from it. Also, visit and spend the night in Maranjab Castle, an inn on the Silk Road.

Urmia lake

The largest saltwater lake in the Middle East is located in the northwest of our beloved country, Iran, between the provinces of West Azerbaijan and East Azerbaijan. This lake is the famous lake of Urmia, which is the largest lake in Iran, one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Iran.


Urmia Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Middle East

Asalem to Khalkhal road

The road that connects Gilan and Ardabil provinces is the road from Asalem to Khalkhal. This winding road with trees and lush landscapes, often covered in fog, is like a dreamy path to paradise. Asalem is among the forests in the north of Iran and the weather in this area is usually cool.

Asalem to Khalkhal

The landscapes you see while driving from Asalem to Khalkhal is like a dreamy path to paradise.

We talked about 10 amazing places for nature photography in Iran, there are lots of other highlights yet so if you are interested to experience a memorable tour, contact us.

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