دریاچه ارومیه - Lake orumieh
a salt lake in northwestern Iran with glittering turquoise waters and dozens of small, rocky islands… People ascribe healing properties to the lake’s many minerals; and birds like flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibises and many others appreciate it as a food stop on their migration routes.
in this photo essay : The Slow Death of Lake Orumieh
photographer Nima Dimari shows how despite all promises made by officials, the lake’s situation is only getting worse than ever. Lake Orumieh is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and its waters were a source of healing for many generations before us.
Human activities have accelerated its drying up and the issues that are brought about by this ecological disaster are having effects on the region’s wildlife and climate …