Photographer's Note

Late afternoon in the Lut desert. I was attracted by the colourfull dresses of these two photographers.

The Kaluts (meaning sandy mountains in Persian) is a desert which is part of a bigger one named Lut (or Dash-e Lut), mainly located in Kerman province, in southeastern Iran, which covers an area of 480 kilometers in length and 320 in width.

The Lut desert is no common desert but here, a NASA satellite once captured the highest temperature ever registered on the Earth’s surface, which was 71şC, no kidding.

Therefore, this means that if you are afraid of the common desert threats, like scorpions or snakes, don’t worry, as the desert of Lut is an abiotic zone, which means that no single plant or creature can survive in such a harsh environment.
Shahdad is a village which was raised right in the middle of the deadliest desert on Earth. It seemed like a fantasy, but the truth is that, for thousands of years, this region has been inhabited by many civilizations, which can be seen in a few caravanserais and several ancient ruins dating from 5,000 years ago.

Absolutely unbelievable.

Well, during my trip it was nicely warm but never too hot.

Two more photos in the Workshops. What picture would you choose as the main one?

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11819 W: 126 N: 30047] (140936)
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