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The Mesr Desert, Isfahan Province

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IRAN - The magical desert of Mesr 4K


New AirVuz contributor ART 4 FACT used a DJI Mavic Air to create this beautiful aerial video from the vastness of central Iran.  It was filmed in the area known as the Mesr Desert, which is located in the Isfahan Province in the north-central part of this giant Middle Eastern country.  This area is sparsely populated, to say the least - the surrounding (and gigantic) Khur and Biabanak County has only a few thousand families in residence.  It's believed to be the least-populous county in the country.  

Aerial Tour of Gilan Province

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IRAN / Gilan -Amazing Land - Cinematic Footage [4k] - Dji Mavic Pro


Contributor s.s.mirrahimi used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning aerial tour of an area of northwestern Iran.  Gilan Province, is one of the 31 which make up this giant Middle Eastern nation.  Gilan occupies roughly the western half of the country's coastline on the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water. Much of the province is covered in forested mountains; with the heaviest rainfall in the country, its climate is considered subtropical. This video was a DVOW nominee in June 2019.

Drone Tour of Masal Province

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Iran's Masal Province


Contributor and drone pilot Rezerafizadeh created this stunning aerial view of Masal region of Iran.  It's located in the province of Gilan in the northwestern part of the country, very close to the Caspian Sea and not far from the border with Azerbaijan.  Unlike most of the country, the region is heavily forested.  Prepare to be amazed by the views through the clouds of the stunning rolling hills of the area, called by some (for reasons which will be apparent when you watch) the "Green Roof of Iran".  

Rainbow Mountains near Tabriz

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Magic colorful Mountains of Iran


Rainbow-colored mountains are amongst the world's most unusual natural phenomena. They arise from rare patterns of sedimentary deposition and oxidation.  While the Rainbow Mountains in the Andes of Peru are probably the best-known example, they aren't the only instance.  In this drone video by rezarafizadeh, you'll get some great aerial views of some spectacular multi-colored mountains in Iran.  They are situated near the city of Tabriz in the East Azerbaijan Province, in northwestern Iran.

Ancient Masuleh

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Masuleh: Ancient City


Contributor Rezarafizadeh used a drone to create this remarkable aerial view of the ancient Iranian city of Masuleh.  It's located in the northwestern corner of the country, in the province of Gilan near the southern shore of the Caspian Sea.  The city was founded during the Antiquity, in the first century AD.  As you'll see in the video, it's literally built into a mountain.  For reasons that will be clear, it's been said in the town that "the yard of the building above is the roof of the building below".

Ancient Hotel in Yazd

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IRAN - 2000 year old Hotel - UNESCO


If you are thinking of taking a trip to Iran, you will definitely want to check out this drone video of an antique hotel in the center of the country, compliments of contributor @VanSleepers.  It's called the Malek-o Tojar Antique Hotel, and it's in an ancient mansion in the provincial capital city of Yazd.  The 23 room hotel is in the heart of the old city, which is reknowned for its unique Persian architecture and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The city is about 625 km (around 380 mi.) southeast of Tehran.  

Iran's Lake Urmia

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Iran's Lake Urmia


Lake Urmia is a saltwater lake in northern Iran.  It's near the northwesternmost corner of the country, with its northern end not far from the border with Turkey and the southern end not far from the Iraqi border.  It was once the sixth largest saltwater lake in the world.  However, due to damming in the area, the lake is a shadow of its former self, having shrunk to about 1/10 of its original size.  Contributor Zinhaghighi used a drone to create an amazing aerial view of this once-mighty body of water. 

One Year in Gilan Province

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my year 2018


Content creator and drone pilot rezarafizadeh created this beautiful reel from a year's worth of filming in the Iranian state of Gilan.  Gilan is one of the northernmost of Iran's 31 states.  It curves along the southwestern shoreline of the great Caspian Sea, relatively narrow at its northern end but widening out considerably as one moves south.  Largely covered in mountains, it receives copious amounts of rain and its forests are amongst the greenest landscapes in the entire Middle East.

Mt. Damavand: Iran's Highest Peak

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Iran's Mt. Damavand


Contributor and drone pilot Pourya.sharifimavic created this aerial drone video of the highest mountain in Iran.  Mount Damavand is a volcanic peak in the northern part of the country, not far from the shoreline of the Caspian Sea.  The stratovolcano's peak is at an elevation of 5.6k meters (about 18.4k ft.), and its prominence makes it one of the most pronounced mountains in the world.  The mountain is currently inactive; its last known eruption is believed to have occurred in about 5300 BC.  

Gilan Province: Lisar Castle

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Ancient Castle of Lisar


Contributor Rezarafizadeh brings us this beautiful drone video of a castle in northwestern Iran.  Salsal Castle is located in the mountainous area near the town of Lisar in the Gilan province, which occupies the western part of Iran's Caspian Sea coastline.  The video captures the beauty of the castle, which sits in one of the greenest part of the countries - parts of Gilan receive as much as 140 cm (55 inches) of rainfall per year, an unheard-of amount in most of the (generally arid) Middle East.

Razianeh Canyon, Ilam Province

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IRAN - Ilam's Canyon in 4K


Check out this stunning drone video of some spectacular natural scenery in western Iran, compliments of contributor and pilot ART 4 FACT.  The area covered in the video is a river gorge called Razianeh Canyon.  THe canyon lies in the Kabir Kouh mountains in Ilam, one of the westernmost of the 31 provinces which make up modern Iran.  The canyon lies close to Iran's border with Iraq, a heavily Kurdish region.  It's accessible from the city of Ilam, a short distance southeast of the provincial capital.  

Documentary of Northern Iran

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Green Curve: Documentary Movie of Iran


Contributor and drone pilot Rezarafizadeh created this magnificent aerial mini-documentary of his home country, Iran.  The video features beautiful footage of the northern part of this gigantic country, a land which appears drastically different from the more familiar desert landscape which prevails in its central and southern reaches.  In the northern provinces, you'll see a land of forests, graceful mountains, and spectacular waterfalls, as well as a spectacular Caspian Sea coastline.

Heyran State, Northern Iran

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Green Nature of Heyran, Gilan Province


Check out this drone video of a stunning area of northern Iran, compliments of contributor Rezarafizadeh.  Heyran is located near the northern end of Iran's Caspian Sea coastline, just south of the border with Azerbaijan.  It's in the province of Gilan, which covers the southwestern part of the coastline.   The entire area lies in the Alborz Mountains, a range which runs parallel to the Caspian coastline and which includes Iran's highest mountain (Mount Damavand) near the south end of the sea. 

Horses in Bojaq National Park

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The horses running


Check out this stunning drone video from one of Iran's national parks, compliments of contributor and pilot rezarafizadeh.  It's called Bojaq National Park, and it's in the northwestern province of Gilan.  It's part of a narrow coastal plain along the Caspian Sea, which distinguishes the area from the mountainous terrain which covers much of the inland parts of the province.  The video captures a herd of wild horses running over the wide-open landscape.  Gilan is one of the country's 31 provinces.

Winter in the Talysh Mountains

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Snowy forest of iran


Contributor rezarafizadeh created this beautiful drone video from a mountainous area of northern Iran.  The Talysh Mountains cover portions of the Gilan and Ardabil provinces of northwestern Iran as well as a portion of  southeastern Azerbaijan.  They form part of the Alborz Mountains, a range which runs roughly parallel to the coastline of the Caspian Sea.  The peaks of the Talysh reach elevations of up to about 3k meters (around 10k ft.) above sea level, and (as you'll see) offer some stunning vistas.   

Hyrcanian Forest: UNESCO Site

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Iran Nature


Check out this amazing drone video from a well-known forest in northern Iran, compliments of rezarafizadeh.  It's called the Caspian Hyrcanian Mixed Forests, the long range to avoid confusion with the Hyurcanian Forest of Germany.  It's located in the northern part of the country, covering parts of its Caspian Sea coastline as that of neighboring  Azerbaijan.  Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the forest covers around 55k square km (around 20k sq. mi.) including a portion in neighboring Azerbaijan.

Anzali: Caspian Sea Lagoon

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Anzali Lagoon


Here's a drone video of a well-known lagoon on the Iranian coast of the Caspian Sea, compliments of rezarafizadeh.  It's called Anzali Lagoon, and it's near the city of Bandar-e Anzali in the northern province of Gilan.  One of just a handful of wetlands in this vast Middle Eastern country, the lagoon has shrunk considerably in recent decades.  Despite its reduced size, it's still considered one of the top bird-watching spots in the region.  The lagoon is registered under the Ramsar Convention, an international bird protection treaty.  

Eagle over the Talesh Mountains

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Tracking an Eagle


Tracking birds with a drone is notoriously difficult. That's especially true with fast-flying raptors.  In this drone video by rezarafizadeh, you will see some amazing tracking shots of an eagle flying over a beautiful spot in northern Iran.  It was filmed in the Talesh (Talysh) Mountains, which are a sub-chain of the greater Alborz Mountains.  The Talesh run roughly parallel to the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea, covering parts of Azerbaijan and the two Iranian provinces of Gilan and Ardabil. 

Fall Colors in Northern Iran

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Autumn of iran forests-4k


When you see this beautiful Fall drone video by rezarafizadeh, you will likely be surprised that this was filmed in the Middle Eastern nation of Iran.   The beautiful fall-colored landscapes shown are in sharp contrast with the desert-like landscapes most closely associated with Iran.  Here, amidst the mountains which run along the country's long Caspian Sea coastline, you'll find areas that more closely resemble areas like the USA's Pacific Northwest than they do Saudi Arabia or Iraq. 

Iranian Drone Footage on BBC

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My Aerial Footage of Iran on BBC


Contributor and drone pilot Rezarafizadeh proudly features some of his aerial footage which was broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation's Persian channel.  The footage is from the Masal County, home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery in this vast country.  Masal is part of the Gilan Province, which is situated in the northwestern part of the country.  The area here features both mountains and a long coastline along the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water. 

Annual Reel from Iran

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My Year 2017


Contributor Rezarafizadeh is one of the top aerial videographers in Iran.  His drone footage was recently used in a BBC news segment.  Most of his aerial filming takes place in the Gilan province in the northwestern part of the country.  In this video, he puts together highlights of his work in 2017.  Treat yourself to beautiful bird's eye views of this lush green part of a largely arid country, which features mountains, plains, and a beautiful coastline along the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water. 


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morning fog

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Feeling jungle

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snowy forest

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Zomorrod waterfall

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blossom garden

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Nature's sound

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dream land