17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Rawanduz Gorge in the mountains of Northern Iraq.

Tucked away in the mountains of Kurdistan, this once barren, dry gorge flourishes due to unusually heavy winter rains.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Rawandiz, Iraq
Camera: DMC-GH4
Copyright: © Jonathan Gibson