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Lakes in Turkey, Iran and Iraq – April 15th, 2011

37.3N 44.5E

April 15th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Turkey, Iran, Iraq - March 30th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in this image of southern Turkey, northwestern Iran and Iraq. In the upper left corner is Lake Van, in Turkey, surrounded by snow-capped mountains.

In the upper right quadrant is the southwestern part of the Caspian Sea, flanked by the Alborz Mountains of Iran. Between the Caspian Sea and Lake Van is the bright green Lake Urmia, in northwestern Iran, ringed by white salt flats. To the south, in Iraq, is Lake Tharthar, located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

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