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Flying George

Posted in Iran, Photo by homeyra on April 25, 2008

We have all seen this award wining photo. Here is a series of aerial photos of Iran by the same photographer: George Steinmetz

Most of the aerial photos were taken from the seat of the lightest powered aircraft in the world, a motorized paraglider.

Salt deserts of Iran, 2003

Summary of photos:

Islands surrounded by salt in Lake Tashk
Sun reflection on Lake Tashk
Greater flamingoes, Lake Tashk
Folded rocks of a salt dome, Dasht-e Kavir
Paragliding over salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir
Self portrait while paragliding over the salt domes of Dasht-e Kavir
Shore of salt lake, Dasht-e Kavir
Solitary rock with a tree growing out of it, Arsanjan
Tourists viewing Persepolis
Murals of religious leaders, Kerman
Fields irrigated by underground aqueducts, Torud
Women pound pomegranates into tangy syrup, Arsanjan
Sunrise in a camp of Khamseh nomads, near Persepolis
A network of ancient underground aqueducs, Mehriz
Aqueduct maintenance men, Mehriz
Cleaning out mineralized deposits from aqueduct, Mehriz
Wind tower, Kashan
Two weeks before the earthquake that leveled it, Arg-e Bam
Wind-eroded rocks, Dasht-e Lut

Cracked mud on a dry lake, Dasht-e Lut

Mobile sand dunes, Dasht-e Lut

Our military escort at sunrise, Dasht-e Lut

Military escort examines our motorized paragliders, Dasht-e Lut

Sedentary tent camp, Sistan-Baluchistan

Crescent-shaped earthen dams, Mesr

Salt works, Sistan-Baluchistan

Rain-eroded ridges, Makran Coast


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  1. Linda said, on April 25, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    May I suggest you send these photos to the Clinton presidential campaign, just so’s she understands what she’s apparently willing to obliterate if, indeed, she thinks that nuclear escalation is a solution to anything.

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  3. homeyra said, on April 26, 2008 at 10:14 am

    She – they – don’t care about that, that, that or that. Maybe the flamingos’ fate would hit a chord!

  4. […] Homeyra verlinkt eine Reihe von Luftaufnahmen, die George Steinmetz im Iran gemacht hat. […]

  5. Bluebear2 said, on April 27, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Sedentary tent camp – Somehow that looks to be a happier life!

  6. homeyra said, on April 27, 2008 at 8:57 am

    🙂 I can imagine living like that – but with internet.

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