16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The pier

Urmia Lake is an endorheic salt lake in Iran.At its greatest extent, it was the largest saltwater lake on Earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km2, a length of 140 km, a width of 55 km, and a maximum depth of 16 m. The lake has shrunk to 10% of its former size due to damming of the rivers that flow into it, and the pumping of groundwater from the surrounding area.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Iran
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Mehrdad Vahed Yousefabad