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Iran - Colors of Karkas mountains

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Middle East - Iran - Isfahan Province - Abyaneh - Abianeh - One of the oldest villages in Iran with ancient houses built from peculiar reddish hue mud


Photo of Karkas mountains taken from hill next to Abyaneh village. Karkas mountain chain or Karkas (Persian رشته كوه كركس Reshteh kuh-e Karkas) is located in Central Iran. It ranges from Kashan to Ardestan over more than 100 km and is mainly composed of igneous (plutonic and volcanic), pyroclastic and somewhat sedimentary Tertiary rocks. In the central part, this mountain chain consists of a Precambrian-Paleozoic basement. The highest peak of the Karkas Mountains is 3895m which is close to Natanz.


Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL; Lens: 18.00 - 200.00 mm; Focal length: 144.00 mm; Aperture: 9.0; Exposure time: 1/320 s; ISO: 100


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Taken on April 14, 2006