Snow on the Alborz Mountains by the Caspian Sea, Iran37.7N 50.5E
Snow covers the Alborz Mountains of Iran and the land to the south and west of them. A thin coastal strip between the mountains and the Caspian Sea is green and free of snow, however. Greenish sediments also line the southwestern coast of the sea.
The Alborz is a mountain range in northern Iran stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.