Iran, the Makhneshan mountains


Thanks to their colors, these mountains attract many visitors and nature photographers. Moreover, very contrasting color stripes glow most intensely after rain.


It was not at all easy for nature to create such art - it took 24 million years of painstaking work to collect mineral deposits, like pouring sand of different colors into a jar. Subsequently, these heavy layers were compressed into rock, and then a small and incredibly slow wave from the collision of the Iranian and Eurasian tectonic plates crushed the landscape into these wonderful waves to complete the effect (at the same time also giving birth to the Alborz Mountains).


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